UP: Protesting home guards write letter to PM Narendra Modi with blood

Home guards in UP are getting a meagre salary of Rs 300 per day whereas home guards in Telangana and Punjab are getting Rs 500 per day

Ghaziabad: Scores of Uttar Pradesh home guards, who have been agitating seeking hike in salaries and other benefits, on Wednesday wrote letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others with their blood even as they sought his permission for killing themselves.

Addressing the protesting home guards, vice president of Uttar Pradesh Honorary Home Guards Association (UPHHGA) Sujit Kumar Giri said about 500 home guards abstained from their duties to press for their demand of salary hike.

Home guards are getting a meagre salary of Rs 300 per day whereas home guards in Telangana and Punjab are getting Rs 500 per day, he said.

The home guards wrote letters with their blood to the Prime Minister, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav among others in which they have asked for equal salaries and perks or permission for mercy killing, Giri said.