Shimla, Apr 24
State unit of CPI(M) has demanded permission from Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor to make transport arrangments for returning of J&K workers stranded in different district of the state.
This was stated by former Party State secretary and Legislator Rakesh Singha in a press statement issued that LG should provide permission and make arrangement for the returning home of Kashimiri migratory workers stranded in different areas during lockdown in the state.
Singha said that thousands of workers who are engaged in the ‘ Kher” cutting over last month are now awaiting to return home as many are feeling stranded in the lockdown . He said that some Kashmir labour who migrate to Shimla for working during winter season are also now waiting to go home in month of Ramjan.
He said that many stranded in the state are forced to live in the forest in temporary sheds.After 28 days of Curfew in the state such workers have spent their earning to live during this period and are now seeking to return home. Also they are facing shortage of food.
Terming return of labour necessary Singha stated that LG should understand their pain in the odd situation by making arrangement of their transport. Earlier this week Singha staged a Dharna in the state capital for food supplies demand of the Kashmiri labour in Shimla. Perhaps, was highly criticised by rightist supporters but till date he is the only public representative to have raised any shortcoming in the supplies being sent to public through city administration. Administration however denied his claim but later had sent officers to physically check whether supplies were reaching genuine needy people or not.