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JAMMU: Rehri-Fahri Workers Union, Jammu held a demonstration under the banner of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) to protest against the draconian move of the Traffic Police for banning them from installing their Rehri-Fahri In the city, to earn daily livings.
The protesters started the rally from Greenbelt Park Gandhi Nagar, passing through streets amidst anti-administration slogans and handed over memorandum to Divisional Commissioner Jammu urging him to allow them to operate their Rehri-Fahri to earn livings.
Addressing the protesting workers, Om Parkash, General Secretary CITU, condemned the move rendering hundreds of these poor daily earners jobless.
It is surprising that on the one hand government is not in a position to provide job avenues for the lakhs of unemployed youth in the State and on the other, when these unemployed youth are earning minimum daily income by way of installing Rehri-Fahri, he said, the government agencies particularly the Traffic Police has created hevoc by forcibly evicting them from Jammu City, thus depriving these poor vendors to feed their families.
Sham Prasad Kesar, senior leader CITU said that government needs to become facilitator in allowing its vast poor population to earn their livelihood by starting their small ventures, but it looks extremely strange that one of its premier agencies has rendered them jobless and government seems to be a silent spectator.
Ramesh Bhat, Jagdish Raj Sharma, Jia Lal Parihar, V.K Vaid and Rornesh Chand demanded early restoration of their earnings by allowing installing / operating their Rehri-Fahri so that this marginalised section of the society is able to earn smooth and dignified livings.
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