by Urvat Il Wuska
SRINAGAR: CPI (M) activists on Wednesday staged a protest demonstration at Press Enclave here in Lalchowk against the charge sheet filed against the party General Secretary Sitaram Yechury and other leaders by Delhi police, ongoing restrictions on 4G mobile internet and other issues.
The demonstrators shouted slogans against the government for not restoring 4G internet services.
The protesters condemned the charges against prominent political leadership, academics, cultural personalities and activists and demanded that their names should be withdrawn from the charge sheet immediately.
Abdul Rashid, State committee member CPI(M) while talking to reporters said that it was unfortunate that in the world of 5G, people of Jammu and Kashmir were being deprived of 4G mobile internet services due to which students and traders are suffering a great loss and demanded the ban should be immediately lifted.
The protesting CPI(M) activists also strongly demanded unconditional release of all political prisoners who are incarcerating in cases under trumped up charges since August 5 last year. The administration must desist from harassing the youth unnecessarily and stop indiscriminate arrests.
The protesters also demanded that the government should provide cash transfer of Rs. 7500/- to all artisans and non-income tax-paying households including unorganized labour (registered or unregistered).
They said that the Centre should stop “the loot of national assets, privatisation of the public sector and the scrapping of labour laws.”
There is also need for introduction and implementation of Crop Insurance Scheme (CIS) as it can save the fruit growers and agriculturists in the event of losses suffered due to natural calamities, said the protesting CPI(M) activists.