Punjab & Region

Mazdoor Morcha threatens rail blockade in Punjab

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 22

Upping the ante against the government, labour organisations in Punjab have threatened to intensify their agitation if an appropriate solution isn’t found to their demands.

For the past several months, the Mazdoor Morcha has been protesting to press for their demands of allotment of residential plots, debt waiver, assured public distribution system, assured employment and allotment of one-third share of panchayat lands to genuine Dalits, etc.

Earlier, the government had twice invited them for a meeting with the Chief Minister, but later backed out. Following that, the organisation had given a call to burn his effigies on Sunday. However, when the government extended an invitation of a meeting with CM Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday, the protest was put on hold. The CM has called a full panel meeting to look into the demands of the labour organisations.