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Anganwadi workers stage protest at GPO for wages hike demand; Police cane-charged in Lucknow

Anganwadi workers stage protest at GPO for wages hike demand; Police cane-charged in Lucknow
Written by Pallavi Parmar

Hundreds of Anganwadi workers injured with police cane charge in Lucknow. It was reported that the Anganwadi worker’s stage protest on the busy road of Vidhan Sabha and Raj Bhavan for demanding to raise their wages. And in this protest over a dozen of women protestors gave police a slip and barged into the Lucknow Bharatiya Janta Party headquarter. And they also tried to enter the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at 5, Kalidas Marg, however, prevented by police. They squatted on the roads and shouting slogans against BJP and other party leaders.

However, the Anganwadi workers demanding to regularise around 5,000 Anganwadi workers and to hike their wages to bring them at par with state government employees. On Monday, hundreds of Anganwadi workers ensembled outside the GPO, they hold a march from there to Vidhan Sabha that leads to the huge traffic jam in Hazratganj and the nearby areas as a number of schools in the locality got over at the same time.

As per the reports, the protestors sat on the dharna at the GPO. And the protest began at 1 pm in the afternoon. It continues till late night that leads to the various difficulties for office goers and commuters. And It was reported that police detained more than twelve Anganwadi workers for the protest.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.