HAILAKANDI, April 8: Another employee of the defunct Cachar Paper Mill of the Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited in Hailakandi, Fariz Uddin, died at his residence yesterday. Fariz, an operator of the mill, was suffering from cancer. What is more unfortunate is that he could not get any medical attention due to his acute financial crisis.
With this death, the number of deceased employees of the two paper mills has gone up to 84. Four of them had committed suicide. The employees of the two mills are yet to get their salaries for the past several months.
The general secretary of the Cachar Paper Project Workers and Employees Union (Independent), AR Mazumder, said that the Union registered a strong protest during the recent visit of the Prime Minister as the government has failed to revive these mills.
Alleging that the employees are enduring extreme hardship due to nonpayment of salaries, Mazumder urged the Prime Minister to fulfil his promise to revive the mills for the sake of a large number of affected families.