Pourakarmikas stage protest over official’s comment

  • | Wednesday | 10th July, 2019

Not only do pourakarmikas work in inhumane conditions, where they are not provided with safety equipment, toilet or drinking water facilities, they are also mistreated. We demand they be treated with respect.”After the alleged remark by the official, a protest was held by the pourakarmika sangha and members of the union at Vengayyana Lake, demanding an apology. The ACF assured them that an awareness programme will be held for Forest Department officials with regard to pourakarmikas, to ensure that they are treated with dignity. He said that he will ensure that pourakarmikas have access to toilets and drinking water where they are working. In addition, BBMP officials, who addressed the workers, said they would be provided with a clean place to sit and eat near the lake.

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