Bandipora: Protesting against the pending salaries for the last “six months”, the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) labourers working at Kishanganga power project in north Kashmir’s Bandipora abstained from work on Saturday.
The workers, assembled at Mantrigam village where the project is located, said the company was not providing them salary since months forcing them to come on streets and stop work.
“Our families are starving, and craving for even the basic needs,” Hilal Ahmad from nearby Pazalpora village told Kashmir Reader. “We are without salary for the last six months despite working every single day.”
The workers shouted slogans against HCC and the project manager and threatened to boycott the work till the salaries are released.
“Even on the auspicious occasion of Eid, the company is making no headway in releasing our salaries,” another worker said.
Tehsildar Bandipora Mubashir Nazki told Kashmir Reader that he heard the pleas of HCC workers and the issue has been taken up with the project manager.