Beacon labourers protest against disengagement in Bandipora

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Bandipora: Scores of labourers and workers of Beacon’s Road Construction Company on Thursday held protests against the authorities for disengaging them in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The labourers and workers of 56 RCC gathered inside the premises of the Deputy Commissioner’s office and alleged that they were shown the door after working with the organization for the last 20 years.

The protesting labourers also chanted slogans against Beacon authorities.

“We have been working with the project as a different category of labourers from more than 20 years and today we are being asked to leave the job that is utterly unfair to us,” they said.

“We also have children. We were working there and earning some money, and what is happening to us now is a total injustice to us,” Rafeeq Ahmad a protesting labour, said.

Meanwhile, a BRO official said that the labourers were temporarily disengaged due to less work on snow clearance on Bandipora-Gurez road.

He said as soon as working season starts the workers will be Re-engaged after proper verification.

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