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Srinagar, May 6 (UNI) Work in the government offices remained paralysed for the second day today on a two-day general strike called by Jammu and Kashmir Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC).

However, emergency service in the hospitals was functioning normally.

All the educational institutions wore a deserted as teaching staff and students stayed away from work in response to the strike call.

A UNI correspondent who visited a number of offices, including Public Health Engineering (PHE) Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CA&PD) and hospitals said the rooms everywhere wore a deserted look.

The EJAC had given the strike call in support of their demands which included raising retirement age from 58 to 60 years, five-day week in all government offices, regularisation of all daily-wagers and adhoc employees and Medi-claim for all.

The strike is also against government's failure to control the price-rise of essential commodities, a spokesman of the EJAC said.

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