State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar stated that the elections had been postponed as a consequence of safety causes.
Jammu: Panchayat elections as a consequence of be held in Jammu and Kashmir from March 5 have been postponed. State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Shailendra Kumar stated that the elections had been postponed as a consequence of safety causes. By-elections for 12,500 panchayat seats had been to be held in eight phases from March 5. Shailendra Kumar stated that elections have been postponed for 3 weeks as a consequence of safety causes. <! –
He stated that they had been postponed based mostly on the report given by the Home Department in view of safety causes. It is price mentioning that these elections had been to be held in eight phases between March 5-20.
Earlier in 2018, Panchayat elections had been held and the PDP and National Conference boycotted them. On Tuesday, the CEO met representatives of all events in view of the by-elections. In truth, this assembly got here at a time when the mainstream political events have criticized that their leaders have been stored in custody and their political actions haven’t been allowed.
It is price mentioning that after the elimination of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir final yr, three former Chief Ministers of National Conference Farooq Abdullah and his son Umar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti are in custody.
Rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits is the highest precedence of the federal government: Shah
Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Tuesday that rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits is the very best precedence of the federal government. Shah assured the Kashmiri Pandits of phased rehabilitation amid sufficient safety within the valley, from the place they had been pressured to flee their houses by Islamic militants in late 1989 and early 1990s. The minister gave this assurance to the delegation of seven-member Kashmiri Pandits.
The delegation included Surinder Kaul, International Coordinator of Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD). Also included had been GKPD India coordinator Utpal Kaul, Anil Kachroo from GKPD USA, Taj Tiku, president of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), Dilip Mattoo, president of Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) and Sanjay Ganjhu and Parikshit Kaul, members of AJKVM.
Utpal Kaul stated, "The minister promised to resettle all Kashmiri Pandits in their respective districts. He also assured that the rehabilitation process would be completed at various stages with complete security arrangements."
Kaul stated that the Home Minister additionally assured the delegation that the age restrict of Kashmiri Pandits for presidency jobs could be elevated to 50 years and the federal government would assist in getting again their encroached properties within the valley. Kaul quoted Shah as saying, "All the temples of the valley will also be renovated."
The delegation additionally submitted a memorandum (memorandum) to them as a thanks to the Central Government for repealing Articles-370 and 35A. Apart from this, the members of the delegation additionally thanked the Minister for persevering with on his promise to rehabilitate the displaced Kashmiri Pandits within the Kashmir Valley.
The memorandum reads, "The delegation also thanks the minister for repealing Articles 370 and 35A, the fatal effects of which have destroyed Kashmiri society, culture, civilization, economic progress and the ability to live a peaceful life." The delegation demanded the formation of an advisory council to work within the curiosity of Kashmiri Pandits below the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Kashmiri Pandits demanded the formation of a fee to analyze the explanations for his or her genocide and ethnic cleaning within the valley.