The labourers working in the BEACON department at Uri in Baramulla district on Saturday blocked the Srinagar Muzzaffarabad highway demanding against the closure of State Bank of India branch in the town.
The employees said that their salaries would be released on Saturday. However, the bank is closed and we are unable to withdraw our salaries.
The employees hampered the traffic on Srinagar Muzaffarabad road for hours.
“We were told that our salaries would be released on Saturday in our SBI accounts . But today when we visited the bank it was closed,” said one of the labourers.
This is a gross injustice ahead of Eid and we feel betrayed.