Jabalpur Strike News : In Jabalpur district, West Central Railway had taken land of about 5000 farmers 5 years ago for laying and doubling the railway line between Satna-Panna and Lalitpur-Sidhi-Singrauli, but till date no jobs have been given in lieu of land acquisition. The sons and daughters of the affected farmers, who have been agitating for the demand of jobs for a long time, staged a sit-in today after reaching the West Central Railway Headquarters in Jabalpur.
deteriorating mental and financial condition
Job aspirants protested fiercely here and warned that they would start fast unto death if the railways did not give them jobs. Dependents of the affected farmers say that for the last 5 years they are getting only assurances, due to which their mental and economic condition is deteriorating and now they will fight all the way on this issue. Earlier, the agitators have directly conveyed their complaint to the Railway Minister through MP Reeti Pathak, but till now no clear order has been issued on their job.
Here, the officials of West Central Railway refraining from saying anything on the matter are only saying that the matter is under the cognizance of the Ministry of Railways and any decision will be taken from the higher level only.
Sandeep Kumar’s report from Jabalpur