CPM urges Virbhadra Singh to review 'unrest' situations in Kinnaur

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Shimla
  • Updated: Mar 15, 2015 19:53 IST

Himachal Pradesh state committee of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPIM) has urged chief minister Virbhadra Singh to review the unrest situation brewing up in the Kinnaur distrcit.

Addressing mediapersons here in Shimla on Sunday, state secretary Rakesh Singha alleged that the conflict amongst the natives was the outcome of sheer "injustice" meted out to the natives owing to failure of getting their due compensation from Jaypee company, violations during construction of the two hydro power projects in the district and non-implementation of the statutory requirements as provided under the Factory Act.

Jaypee owns and operates two hydro power projects 1000 MW Karcham Wangtu and 300 MW Baspa II in the district.

He said, "The company workers' union protest since January 14 is merely a part of the conflict that has arisen as natives had been suffering for the last many years, owing to the construction of the hydro power projects of the company."

"The workers through the union had served a 14 point demand notice on October 15, 2014. With no relief at sight, the union is still continuing its protest. However, the company has still not shown any consideration to address their demands," he said.

He alleged that the company and the district administration were now trying to adopt repressive tactics to clamp down the peoples movement. Singha added that another protest was scheduled for March 19 in Kinnaur.

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