AMEAK launches hunger strike in support of demands

The volunteers of All Migrant Employees Association of Kashmir (AMEAK) who are on a sit-in dharna for the past 102 days seeking fool-proof security arrangements for them in Kashmir and release of salaries today began indefinite symbolic chain hunger strike in support of their demands at Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioners office in Jammu.

“The 102 day old strike of the migrant employees has now been intensified after the BJP-PDP government showed no concern regarding the resolution of their problems with the beginning of symbolic chain hunger strike which would ultimately be converted into fast-unto-death if the government continues to harass KP employees” said Vinod Pandit, chairman All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC).

Pandit said that APMCC has been supporting the cause of the employees right from the day one and now it was upto the government whether to listen to the grievances of the AMEAK employees or let the situation escalate.

Speaking on the occasion senior journalist and National Spokesperson APMCC King C Bharati said that APMCC has decided to come out in full support of the AMEAK and warned the BJP-PDP government of dire consequences if it continues its discriminatory attitude towards Pandit community.

Bharati said that APMCC volunteers will go for Fast-Unto Death hunger strike in due course of time if government fails to respond favourably to the demands of the employees.

The NC minority Cell president MK Yogi while extending his full support ridiculed the government for harassing KP employees after facing heat in Kashmir while Dr TK Bhat of ASKPC said that community leadership will take the case to broader level to expose the misdeeds of the government.


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