SAD demands jobs for kin of Dasehra train tragedy victims

SAD demands jobs for kin of Dasehra train tragedy victims

Activists of the migrant labour wing of the SAD address a press conference in Amritsar on Saturday. Photo: Sunil kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, July 4

A day after the report of the judicial probe into the 2018 Dasehra train tragedy, which claimed 58 lives, came out, the migrant labour wing of the Shiromani Akali Dal alleged that the government had not fulfilled its promise of providing jobs to kin of the deceased.

Addressing a press conference here, Mahesh Verma, the president of the wing, demanded that jobs be given to family members of the victims. “Over 50 families lost their bread-winners in the accident. The compensation amount was not enough and does not assure the survival of dependent members. Navjot Singh Sidhu and the Municipal Corporation had promised jobs to a member of the victims’ families. The government has failed to fulfill its promise as not a single person has been employed,” said Verma.

The office-bearers of the wing alleged that the Congress government had given a clean chit to Navjot Sidhu and other main suspects in the case.

“Justice hasn’t been done to the victims’ families? They need employment first. The probes are on but the families are concerned about their survival. They want jobs as promised by Navjot Singh Sidhu. We will continue

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