Bhim Singh launches Panthers Trade Union Wing in Kashmir Demands regularization of all casual, contractual employees

Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of Panthers Trade Union today launched Kashmir Wing of the Panthers Trade Union in a workers rally in Srinagar (Kashmir) accusing the successive state government and the ruling party for the exploitation and discrimination with the employees and the working class. He accused the State government for not enforcing Minimum Wages Act in 60 years and converting the casual labours as the prisoners of war. He demanded immediate regularization of 60,000 casual labours in the state, 28, 000 SPOs, also regularization on permanent basis of contractual employees, SPOs, temporary teachers, SSB & NYC volunteers without delay. He declared that a workers and youth movement shall be launched from August 1, 2015 in case the workers, youth, employees are not given their due share. He also declared that 2015 shall be observed as ‘justice for youth year’ and invited all youth, students and workers from all walks of life to join the new movement for youth to save them from exploitation, injustice and discrimination by the state.

Prof.Bhim Singh also told the media persons by the site of PTU rally that Panthers Party shall continue its fight that there should be ‘no detention without trial’. Panthers Party, he said stands for democracy, rule of law and justice. On a question onAIIMS he declared that Govt. of India could establish two Central Universities, one each in Jammu and Kashmir why not AIIMS in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the BJP has surrendered to PDP just for the sake of share in power and loot.

Prof.Bhim Singh also described the train moment from Baramullah to Banihal is another joke with the people. The so-called train has no bathroom, no wash room, no eating system and no cooler. He demanded that there should be AC compartments with Express Trains without delay. On the other hand, 110 kms. long flood shattered road needs nearly six hours to cover this distance. It takes only one hour in 40 minutes in the train just with Rs.20 but no heating system, no wash room at all even a toilet not satisfactory sitting arrangement, its cabins function as horse-shed.

Prof.Bhim Singh was received by hundreds of Panthers Party workers led by its Ramban District President, Mr. Sewa Singh Bali at Banihal this evening. Prof.Bhim Singh shall be Chief Guest at May Day Rally at Ramban on 1st May, 2015. He was accompanied by Chairman-PTU, Masood Andrabi, Kashmir Provincial President, Farooq Ahmed Dar and others.