Anganwari workers call off strike after ‘assurance’ from Div Com

Anganwari workers call off strike after ‘assurance’ from Div Com

SRINAGAR: The protesting Aganwadi workers called off their week-long hunger strike on Saturday after a meeting with the divisional commissioner, Baseer Ahmad Khan.
The presidents of the Anganwari workers association Tasleema Subhan told Kashmir reader that the divisional commissioner assured them that their demands would be met within a week.
“He (Khan), in front of us had video conference with Social Welfare Minister Sajad Gani Lone and Commissioner Secretary Social Works. He told both of them that he has given us a word about our demands,” Subhan said.
The members of Anganwari workers association were on a hunger strike for the last six days demanding regularization of their services and hike in salaries.
Earlier during the day hundreds of workers staged a sit-in-protest and blocked Residency Road in Srinagar. The workers had threatened to intensify their protests after getting no response from the government.
Subhan added that if the government failed to address their issues after assurance by the divisional commissioner then they would shut all the Anganwari centers in the state.
“We would not submit monthly progress reports and shut supplementary nutrition for the children and will once again go on hunger strike.”

 

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