Construction Workers’ Demonstration in Jaipur

On August 13, a 2000-strong demonstration of unorganized sector construction workers, under the banner of Rajasthan Nirman Mazdoor Sangathan, marched through the streets of Jaipur and submitted a memorandum to the ADM. Traffic was completely paralysed on the Collectorate Road. Speakers raised the issue of abduction and harassment of a labour contractor and worker two months back. Despite the medical report confirming the accusation, the named culprit was not arrested. Leaders gave an ultimatum to gherao the Police Station on August 20 if the accused was not arrested. The main speakers at the protest were Comrades Mahendra Chaudhary, Harkesh Bugalia, Phul Chand Dhewa, Dr. Pavan Surana, ex-Chairman Women’s Commission, Kavita Srivastava of PUCL and others.