The proposed Secretariat gherao protest call given by Jammu and Kashmir government employees organisation Thursday met a stiff resistance from police who had to baton-charge the employees marching toward the Secretariat. But even then, the confrontation between cops and employees is still going at the gates of Secretariat.
Wani said that Finance Minister Haseeb Drabu had said on the floor of the Assembly that the government was framing a policy for daily wagers and casual employees, but even after three months, “nothing” has been done.
“We ask the government to come up with the policy,” Wani said. “In case it fails to do so, the protest will be intensified.”
The confrontation was still going on when this report was filed.