Protests galore as ABVP, Dak Sevaks, Bajrang Dal hit street

Protests galore as ABVP, Dak Sevaks, Bajrang Dal hit street

Urging for the fulfillment of various demands, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), All India Grameen Dak Sevaks Union (AIGDSU) and Bajrang Dal staged separate protests in Chikkamagaluru on Wednesday.

Gathering at Azad Park Circle, ABVP workers urged the state government to extend the benefit of concessional bus passes to the students belonging to other communities. Currently, only students belonging to SC and ST communities are provided with free bus passes. Students from rural areas will be largely benefited if the facility is extended to them, the protestors said. ABVP district organising secretary Siddaraju said the state government is partial towards students of selected communities, they said.

Leaders Shashi Aldur, Chaitra, Padmanabh, Pawan and Niranjan were present.

7th pay commission

Holding a protest meet in front of Chikkamagaluru Head Post Office, members of AIGDSU urged the Union Government to implement the recommendations of seventh pay commission. Though Kamalesh Chandra-headed committee has submitted a report six months ago, no step has been taken towards the implementation, the protestors said.

They meanwhile demanded making the services of rural postal staff permanent, pensions to dak sevaks, Central Government’s health insurance and so on.

AIGDSU president K T Sheshanna Gowda said the rural postal staff have not been getting the benefits of the schemes implemented by either the Central Government or the state government. He warned of staging an indefinite stir if the Union Government does not implement the recommendations of the pay commission.
Union secretary Joseph Beretto, treasurer H M Viroopaksha, members B Shivshankar and Hanumantappa were present among others.

Amarnath Yatra

 “The task of the protection of pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra should be handed over to Indian Army,” urged Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists in a protest.

The members raised slogans against extremist organisations, condemning the recent attack on Amarnath pilgrims at a protest meeting held at Azad Park Circle.

Seven people have died and 12 other injured during the terror attacks. This has been the biggest attack in the past 17 years. Despite warnings from the Intelligence department, the Kashmir government has not taken any measures for the protection of the pilgrims, they said.

Bajrang Dal district committee coordinator Tudukuru Manju said the families of each of the deceased pilgrims should be provided with a compensation of Rs 15 lakh.

Leaders Krishna, Ranganath, Kallesh and Janakiram were present.
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