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Life Insurance employees hold convention
9/23/2017 10:34:50 PM
Early Times Report
Jammu, Sept 23: One day convention on the topic 'Krishi Sankat Aur Kisan Atam Hatya' (Agrarian Crisis and Farmers' Suicide) was organized by LIC Employees under the Banner of Northern Zone Insurance Employees Association, Srinagar Division. The convention was presided by Com. Pawan Gupta, Divisional Secretary Northern Zone Insurance Employees' Association Srinagar Division and Com. Kishore Kumar, State President Jammu and Kashmir Kisan Tehreek affiliated with All India Kisan Sabha. The convention was attended by large number of representatives of other Trade Unions of Jammu&Kashmir including special guests Com. S.P.Kesar senior leader of CITU and Com. Om Parkash, General Secretary CITU (J&K). Com. Romesh Chand, Joint Secretary NZIEA Srinagar Division organized the stage. A large number of farmers participated in the convention in the leadership of Mandev Singh, Subhedar Baba Ram, Master Brita Ram, Ajay, Ram Pal and Om Parkash. The convention strongly opposed the policies of the Govt. of India concentrated on Neo-Liberalism and Privatisation which have resulted in agrarian crisis and farmers' suicides.Com. Pawan Gupta, speaking on the occasion said that since 1995 to 2015, 318528 farmers have been compelled to commit suicides. It is to be noted that 12000 farmers are committing suicides per annum and from the last three years of Modi Govt., the suicide rate has increased by 25% and majority of suicides are taking place in BJP ruled states.
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