Congress protests against huge taxation, illegal evictions of farmers, loot of mines & minerals


Nowshera: Congress on Thursday held protest in Nowshera against Tax terrorism, loot of minerals, illegal evictions of small farmers, equal rights to all under forest act, seeking regularisation of daily wagers and release of full package for refugees of POJk.
Led by senior Congress leader and former MLC Ravinder Sharma the functionaries of Block Congress Committees held a chain protest while standing in rows maintaining social distance, to register protest against the various issues confronting the people under BJP regime due to unprecedented price hike of all commodities including petrol, diesel, gas and eatables as well as sand bajri beyond the reach of common people.
Earlier addressing the gathering, senior Congress leaders lashed out at the BJP government for the wrong policies against the farmers, Youth, poor people and following Pro rich policies of privatisation etc.
Sharma questioned the Acche Din as huge taxes- on each and every item have made the life of the people as hell and poor people are unable to afford two times meals. The people are suffering on various fronts because of dictatorial policies of the Modi government but the government is busy in elections only.
He also questioned the government over discriminatory approach towards other forest dwellers including Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and questioned the BJP government over the issue besides seeking equal rights.
He also lambasted the government over the removal of Girdawaris unilaterally of the occupants including landless, small and marginal farmers over state land and evictions being resorted without any proper policy .He said occupants of more than thirty years need to be given benefits of law of limitation and given rights.
He also sought regularisation of daily wagers, need based,cp workers, ITI trained and land donors and release of their pending wages immediately. He also sought regularisation policy for SPOs, anganwadi workers, helpers, Asha workers and others contractual employees in different departments
The speakers also expressed concern over rising unemployment leading to frustration amongst youth , The speakers also sought restoration of statehood and rights to jobs and land to locals.
Former MLC also criticised over failure of BJP government to fulfill the commitment of thirty lacs per refugees family of POJk and Pak, as per recommendations of congress nc government and joint parliamentary committee and sought full package be sanctioned besides release of funds to already eligible displaced persons.
He also criticised the government for arbitrary orders of white coloured painting of all shops and other commercial buildings on road side in the ongoing economic crises.
Others who participated in the protest and addressed the gathering include Som Raj Heer, Vijay Bakshi, Ashok Sharma, Chander Bakshi, Rajinder Singh, Arshad Mehmood, Kishori Dutt Sudan, Doulat Ram, Surinder Chaudhary, Sat Pal Sharma, Ch Payare Lal, Capt Parshotam, Advocate Gourav, Mukand Lal Ramjidas, Kavi Sharma, Kirpal Singh, Suraj Langeh Principal, Shamsher ZEO, Mahatma Inder, Chander Kumar, Amarjit Chaudhary, Sumeet Bali, Masood Ahmed, Akram Jagan Nath, Raj Kumar and Ishan.