Amid rain, Anganwadi workers, helpers stage protest in Srinagar


All Anganwari Workers and helpers Association Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday staged a protest demonstration at Partap park in Srinagar amid rain and threatened to lock down the centres against government’s failure to enhance their salary as promised in 2016.

Scores of Anganwadi workers and helpers, under the banner of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association Kashmir, assembled at Partap park in Srinagar amid rains and claimed that in June 2016 that the authorities had assured them their salary will be enhanced.

Amid rain, Anganwadi workers and helpers stage protest in Partap Park Srinagar, KL image by Umar Khurshid.

“But today, the government has backtracked from their promises saying that they will look into our issues,” the protesting workers said. “We have called to lock down all Anganwadi centres, since the government is not serious about enhancing our salaries despite out tireless work,” another protestor said.

The protesting workers alleged that they get the least share from state government apart from central funds as compared to Anganwadi workers of states outside Kashmir.


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