Jammu Tawi: All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Convention (AJKPC) has strongly condemned the brutal killing of a Sarpanch and his spouse in Anantnag district and requested the federal government to conduct a recent safety audit of all Panchayat members in susceptible components of Jammu and Kashmir.
Anil Sharma, UT president of AJKPC described the fear assault as a cowardly act in a bid to derail the method of strengthening and empowering grassroots degree democratic establishments within the Union Territory. “The Sarpanch Ghulam Rasool and his spouse Jawhara Banoo, additionally a Panch, have been killed in a cowardly terror assault. This isn’t for the primary time when terrorists have focused the elected Panchayat members to create a worry psychosis amongst grassroots degree representatives. From 2011 until now, round two dozen elected Panchayat have been gunned down in terror assaults. Such senseless and political killings will yield nothing however solely additional agency up willpower of Panchayat members to serve their individuals,” Sharma mentioned whereas expressing his sympathies with the grieved relations.
These killings have once more shifted again the concentrate on the necessity for a recent audit of safety of elected Panchayat representatives in troubled and susceptible areas of Jammu and Kashmir, he mentioned, including “All involved safety businesses ought to work in shut coordination whereas reviewing the safety of Panchayat members to plug all loopholes”. The AJKPC chief additionally demanded rapid an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh (Rs 25 lakh every) to the subsequent of kins of martyred Panchayat members.