Srinagar: Police on Thursday used pepper gas to disperse the Angnawadi workers who on are strike, demanding enhancement of their monthly honorarium at par with rest of the states.
The Anganwadi workers earlier assembled here at Pratap Park and later marched towards the Civil Secretariat to press the government over their demands.
They later held a sit-in outside the secretariat and chanted slogans in favour of their demands.
The Anganwadi workers said that the government is turning their eye blind over their plights. “It is unfortunate that the government doesn’t bother to take any appropriate step for the wellbeing of workers,” the workers said.
“We are serving the department with dedication and honesty but the government is turning their eye blind towards our plights,” they said, adding that the government should have increased the monthly honorarium of the workers upto Rs 14000 per month.
The protesters said that the government has assured them several times that their genuine demands will be fulfilled soon but unfortunately all the promises and assurances done with them proved hoax on the ground.
“Every successive regime has failed to fulfill its promises done with the Anganwadi workers,” they said, adding that the government should take immediate steps in this regard to put an immediate end to the sufferings of people.
However, the police later used pepper gas to disperse the protesting workers.