Patwaris continue strike, protest in Jammu

Jammu, August 26 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, patwaris continued their strike as well as protest over the authorities’ failure to redress their demands.

On the strike call given by All Jammu and Kashmir Patwar Association, patwaris across the territory went on strike. In Jammu, the protest of patwaris was held in the complex of Deputy Commissioner, Jammu. All members of the Association, including girdwars and patwaris from Jammu district, participated in the protest, which was led by Vinay Sharma, district president of the Association.

They raised slogans in support of their demands which include increase in the grade and pay of graduate patwaris, timely departmental promotion of patwaris and girdawars, providing accommodation for the Patwar Khanas and basic facilities for running the patwar offices.

Speaking on the occasion, Vinay Sharma said that they were forced to go on strike despite assurance given by the Revenue Secretary in March this year that the action would be taken on their demands within a month but nothing was done despite lapse of around six-months.

Similar protests of patwaris were held in other districts of the territory.

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