‘Starving’ daily wagers bang thalis in Jalandhar

‘Starving’ daily wagers bang thalis in Jalandhar

Residents protest in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Tribune Photo

Jalandhar, March 31

Residents of villages, bastis, slums and residential areas here today banged utensils on their rooftops to protest the unavailability of food on a call of the Zameen Prapti Sangharsh Committee and Pendu Mazdoor Union.

Residents of Nurmahal, Nakodar, Shahkot, Jalandhar West, Kartarpur, among other areas stood on their rooftops banging pots, pans, containers, tin cans and utensils.

While many daily wage labourers, farm labourers, rickshaw-pullers and vendors have been rendered workless due to the lockdown, activists said arrangement for food was not yet made.

Activists also said many of the panchayats were not providing groceries. — TNS

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