J-K public transport employees protest, clash with police

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Srinagar, Oct 29(ANI): Police arrested several agitating employees of the Jammu and Kashmir State Road Transport orporation (SRTC), while they were marching towards the Civil Secretariat during an anti-Government protest to press for disbursal of their pending their salaries on Thursday.

Several people were also reportedly injured when the police had to resort to baton charge and use water canons to disperse the employees.

The employees, along with their families, assembled at Jehangir chowk in Srinagar to proceed towards the civil secretariat, but were stopped by the police, officials said.

The protestors were shouting slogans and alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir Government was not taking any note of their demands.

The demands include enhancement of retirement age from 58 to 60, regularisation of contractual, ad-hoc and casual workers as per he merit, amendment in the Wage Act including increase in wages of the daily wagers and casual labourers from current Rs.2,100 onthly to Rs.5,000. (ANI)

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