North Korean youths protest against demand for petition in rough terrain… “Can I live well if I dedicate my youth?”

The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, reported on the front page of an article on the 13th that a large number of young people across the country continued to advance to major theaters, raising the enthusiasm for petitions. /Photo = Rodong Sinmun News 1

It is reported that North Korean youths are expressing their resentment towards the party’s policy of forcing them to advance into rough terrain. This is the opposite of North Korea’s propaganda that young people are petitioning young people to voluntarily advance into rough terrain.

A source from South Pyongan Province told Daily NK on the 19th, “Young people are under pressure from the Party and the (Socialist Patriotic) Youth League to volunteer in difficult and difficult places. .

In fact, it is said that young people in North Korea are very uncomfortable even when a party official at work or a member of the Youth League (worker) asks to meet. The source said that he enlisted in the military at the age of 17-18, served for a long time, and finally returned to his hometown and started living with his family, but he is dissatisfied when he is forced to go abroad again, the source said.

A source said, “Speech is a resource, but in reality it is a compulsion, so young people are going to rough terrain reluctantly. said.

Since the 10th Youth League Convention in April, North Korea has been advertising every day that tens of thousands of young people are volunteering for difficult production or construction sites such as rural areas, coal mines, and mines. However, in reality, young people are struggling to get out of the rough terrain, even if they resist the authorities’ request for entry or go to rough terrain.

Above all, it is known that North Korea only pays attention to the number of volunteers and does not care much about living conditions or working conditions in rough terrain. In this regard, the source said, “The young people who have entered rural areas, coal mines, and mines under the pressure of the Party and the Youth League are having a hard time living every day, let alone finding a job.”

Young people are ignoring the demands of the state because there is no reasonable compensation for their resources and they are in a situation where they have to worry about their livelihood.

“Young people also have doubts about whether they can work safely in rough terrain,” the source said. also told

In fact, in North Korea, it is extremely rare for residents to be mobilized for various tasks to receive compensation even in the event of an unexpected accident. It is explained that young people have been watching this situation for a long time, so they have no choice but to be reluctant to work in an environment where safety is not guaranteed.

According to the source, a young man actually said, “Our grandfathers and fathers gave their all to put their country and nation before themselves, but we still live in poverty. I wonder if we will be able to live well if we dedicate our youth to difficult and difficult places.”

On the other hand, the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ Party, published an article on the front page of the 13th titled, ‘Many young people across the country continue to advance to major fronts of socialist construction, heightening the fervor of petitions’. Young people have actively petitioned the difficult and difficult sectors of the people’s economy, including the metal, coal and mining industries and socialist rural areas,” the report said.

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