Listen to plea of PM package employees
The PM Package employees are protesting from the last 112 days for the fulfillment of their only and genuine demand of relocation/attachment to the Relief Commissioner’s Migrant Office Jammu. Due to recent incidents of targeted killings and worsening security scenario in Kashmir valley, the PM package migrant employees feel very apprehensive about their safety and security as the situation is not conducive for their living and working in Kashmir. It has been seen that thousands of package employees fled the Kashmir valley and have migrated to Jammu in view of prevailing security situation of Kashmir. Since martyrdom of a PM Package employee Rahul Bhat, the package employees are protesting peacefully under the banner of AMEAK and appealing to the Government to address their only and legitimate demand of relocation/shifting to Jammu division till the situation in Kashmir limps back to total normalcy. However, the agitating package employees are struggling for the ‘Right of Life’ and survival as guaranteed by Article-21 of Indian constitution. Moreover, Kashmiri Pandit package employees are caught between two stools as they are unable to decide between life and livelihood & their future seems to be bleak. It is high time now that the LG’s administration should accept their only demand of relocation outside valley, so that they are saved from the mental trauma and agony.
Gole Gujral, Jammu.