Anganwadi Workers stage protest in Srinagar, Baramulla

Srinagar: Members of the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (AWHA) on Tuesday staged protest in Srinagar and Baramulla, demanding an increase in honorarium, regularization and promotions besides the implementation of pension schemes.

Scores of Anganwadi workers and helpers assembled in Press Colony here and staged a against the authorities for not fulfilling the promise made in June 2016 about their demands.

Our protest which is going on since long will continue till our demands are not met,” an Anganwadi worker who was leading the protest said.

 “We have already requested the state government to increase the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers. The state government is providing six hundred rupees for helpers and three hundred rupees for workers. The extra honorarium is being provided by the central government,” she said.

The protestors said the government has not released their salaries for the past eight months, causing immense hardships to them.

Meanwhile, in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, hundreds of Anganwadi workers and helpers staged protests and demanded the fulfillment of long pending demands.

The protesters assembled at Kirapa Park Baramulla and staged protests under the banner of JK Anganwadi and Helpers Association.

“Our protests will continue till our demand should not be fulfilled,” president of the Association Mymoona Nazki said.

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