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Home guards staging Dharna at the Lower PMG square demanding fulfilment of their seven-point charter

Bhubaneswar:18/1/18; The home guards staging dharna at the Lower PMG square here demanding fulfilment of their seven-point charter of demands, including restructuring of pay scale according to 7th Pay Commission, were forcefully dispersed by the police today, informed President of Rajya Gruharakhi Mahasangha (Odisha Home Guards Association) Upendra Mohapatra.

The home guards were holding a peaceful demonstration at Lower PMG, by covering their mouth with black cloth since last four days.

However, an argument ensued between the Gruharakhi Mahasangha and Gruharakhi Kalyan Board yesterday. While the Board claimed that the government has hiked the salaries of the home guards, the Mahasangha denied it alleging it as an effort to mar the protest.

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