Mumbai Azad Maidan Protest: Hundreds of youths are sitting on a dharna against the Maharashtra government at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The people protesting allege that even after getting selected in the government job, they are facing embarrassment in the society due to lack of appointment. Many people are unable to get married and some have broken their fixed relations.
Pawan Solanki, a protester, told that in 2019, the Maharashtra government had recruited various posts in the electricity department, for which he had applied. Even after getting the job, the appointments are hanging in the balance for three years. The protesters say that due to not getting the appointment letter, they had to raise their voice for their rights and now they are forced to sit on the dharna.
Troubled youth even after court order
More than 200 youths selected for the post of Upkendra Sahayak are requesting to be appointed as soon as possible. The youth say that they also approached the court against the lax attitude of the Maharashtra government. The court also ordered for the appointment at the earliest, but till now the government department is only running them here and there. The youth say that because of this their future hangs in the balance.
The protesters have carried placards and posters in their hands that read, “Marriages are falling apart due to lack of jobs. If the son of an MLA can become an MLA, why can’t we do a job even after getting a job.
The protesters allege that instead of solving the problem, the present government department has insulted them. “We unemployed youth have been turned into football,” he says. We went to meet the officials but we were sent off insultingly.
what did the victim say
26-year-old Diksha More, a resident of Jalgaon, Maharashtra, reached Mumbai with her young daughter to fight for the rights. Diksha, who was involved in the dharna, told that she was selected for the post of assistant in the electricity department but even after three years the appointment was not made. He said that even after getting the job, all the dreams of him and his family were shattered.
A similar story is of 32-year-old Gopal Pardesi of Osmanabad. He says that when the selection was done on the post of sub-centre assistant in the electricity department, there was an uproar in the whole village. People had congratulated him, but in three years till today, if he did not go to the job, then people have started making fun of him. Gopal Pardesi says that due to this job, even the marriages of the youth are in danger.
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