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Jail warden candidates' hunger strike enters Day 6

india Updated: Dec 06, 2013 19:45 IST
HT Correspondent

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Youth Congress (JKPYC) on Friday extended its support to the short-listed candidates for the posts of jail wardens, who have been sitting on a hunger strike for the last six days in Jammu.

The short-listed candidates are protesting to press for the early release of the final selection list, which has been pending for the last more than three years.

PYC vice-president Pranav Shagotra, general secretary Manjeet Singh Jatt, and other party leaders supported the short-listed candidates in their agitation. They blamed the government for the delay in releasing the final list of the candidates, who were interviewed in September 2010. "This delay can spoil the life of the candidates who are nearing the age-limit," a spokesperson of the organisation added.

PYC office bearers termed the demand of the striking candidates as "genuine", and asked the government to accept it without any further delay.