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Busy with musical concerts, JK babus dump unsung heroes of PDD
2/21/2022 11:53:19 PM

Early Times Report

Jammu, Feb 21: Even as the Jammu and Kashmir administration has been spending “big money” on musical concerts and other festivities of sorts, the “unsung heroes” of the Power Development Department and their families have been “left to fend for themselves.”
In the last two months, at least two linemen of the Power department got wounded while one of them lost his life in the line of the duty.
The one who was wounded in Kashmir succumbed to his injuries while the other one who was wounded in Jammu is bedridden with amputated limbs. But the higher ups of the department did “little or nothing for them.”
On January 9, a PDD daily-wager lineman was electrocuted in Bogund area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district and few days later he succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased was identified as Shabir Ahmad Dar son of Muhammad Ismail Dar, a resident of Bogund who was electrocuted and fell down from pole while repairing a electric line at his native village Bogund.
The lineman was shifted to district hospital Kulgam from where he was referred to SKIMS Soura for further treatment.
However, six days after admission at the hospital, the lineman succumbed to his injuries this morning.
The family of the victim said the Power department did nothing for Dar when he was wounded nor any relief was given to the bereaved.
The people of Rajouri, on the other hand, recently took to streets to protest the “babu giri” in the Power department. The family members and relatives of a casual labour of PDD hit the roads against the government for ‘failing’ to provide medical assistance to the victim.
The casual laborer identified as Muhammad Saleem of Thudi Jawahar Nagar in Rajouri was repairing High Tension power wires in lower Jawahar Nagar on January 24 when he received strong electric shock and suffered severe burn injuries. The casual labour is still under treatment in a hospital outside Jammu and Kashmir while both his upper limbs have been amputated.
The protesting family members said that the poor employee is under treatment in hospital since long but no help has been provided by the administration and that “entire expenditure of the treatment has been born by poor family so far.”
They also raised slogans against government for leaving the casual labourers, daily wagers and need base workers of power development department to suffer while the public money was being spent on “musical concerts and other extravagance.”
It’s pertinent to mention that the Jammu and Kashmir administration has been facing severe criticism for spending public money on hosting musical concerts where even Bollywood celebrities are invited. “The government is using money meant for welfare of the people of Jammu and Kashmir on music, singing and dancing... Modi government must order a probe into who some babus are using Bollywood connections for personal interests,” said a senior official on the condition of anonymity.
When contacted a senior official said the administration was doing “whatever possible under rules” for such cases in PDD who get wounded or lose life in the line of the duty.
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