Police foil contractual employee’s march in Srinagar, arrest many

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Srinagar: The contractual employees working under Central sponsored Scheme, Saakshar Bharat Mission (SBM) Thursday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar demanding their regularisation.

Scores of protesters from various districts of Kashmir valley assembled here in Polo view Park Lal Chowk and shouted slogans against the state government for not fulfilling their “genuine” demands.

As the protesters tried to march towards Rajbhawan, the police swung into action and arrested some of them, who were leading the protest.

The protesters alleged that they are not being heard since last 8 years. They threatened to start hunger strike if their demand is not fulfilled till August 28.

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