14,000 Non-Local Labourers Arrive in 1 Week

Srinagar: Health experts in Kashmir Monday warned of a big ‘catastrophe’ if the free flow of non-local labourers arriving from different parts of mainland India in Kashmir is not checked.

Official figures suggests that more than 14,000 non-local labourers have arrived in Kashmir between July 14 and July 20 and the number is set to rise in the days ahead as bus loads of them are on their way to Kashmir valley, as per videos circulating on social media.

Health experts have already sounded an alarm, saying the situation would turn ugly in case the arrival of non J&K workforce is not controlled or at least regulated. What is more dangerous is that the non-local workers spread to all over Kashmir and they don’t stay
at a one particular place or in a district given the nature of work they are involved in.

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