Sarpanch Killing

  • J&K: Mehbooba Mufti blames Omar government for sarpanch killings April 22, 2014

    PDP's Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday said that the Omar government was spreading terror in PDP strongholds ahead of the elections. ...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists April 9, 2013

    Pulwama: Another sarpanch has been killed by suspected terrorists in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. 45yearold Ghulam Mohammad Lone was shot by the militants inside his residence at Kulpora village. Lone, who was associated with the ruling National Conference, died on the spot. No terrorist outfit has so far...
  • J&K: Another sarpanch shot dead in Pulwama April 8, 2013

    Srinagar: Suspected militants on Monday night gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to the ruling National Conference (NC) in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said. Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 45, was shot by the militants inside his residence at Kulpora village, 35 km from Srinagar, they said. Lone, who was associated with...
  • Odisha: Maoists kill sarpanch in Malkangiri district April 3, 2013

    Malkangiri: A village head was killed by Maoists in Odisha's Malkangiri district on the suspicion of being a police informer, police said on Wednesday. A group of about 25 ultras struck at the house of Bhagban Krisani, sarpanch of Kurmanur panchayat, late Tuesday night and asked him to accompany them,...
  • 17 panchs, sarpanchs have quit in J&K: Government February 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Altogether 17 panchs and sarpanchs have tendered their resignation in Jammu and Kashmir till last month, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said as per information received from the state government, till January 31, following the recent killing of a sarpanch...
  • J&K sarpanch death: State govt hints at political rivalry February 26, 2013

    Srinagar: Two days after a sarpanch was shot dead in the Kashmir Valley, the state government has now said that it could have been the result of political rivalry. MOS for Home Sajjad Kichloo said that the government was examining if internal rivalry between panchayati members could have led to killing...
  • J&K: Omar Abdullah govt has failed to provide us security, say sarpanchs February 25, 2013

    Yet another sarpanch was shot dead in Baramulla on Sunday evening. He is the 5th sarpanch to be murdered by the militants. ...
  • Sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists in J&K February 24, 2013

    Srinagar: Suspected militants on Sunday night gunned down a sarpanch affiliated to ruling National Conference in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Javed Ahmed Wani was shot at and critically injured by the suspected militants inside his house in Kreeri area of Baramulla at around 7.40 pm, they...
  • J&K: 20 panchayat members resign citing threat to life January 13, 2013

    Srinagar: In the wake of the fresh militant attacks on Panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir, around 20 panches and sarpanches of the Baramulla district on Sunday tendered their resignations here citing "threats to their lives". The panches and sarpanches from Hardshiva A and B and Yemberzalwari halqas of Sopore...
  • J&K: Sarpanch shot dead by suspected terrorists January 11, 2013

    Srinagar: A sarpanch in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir as fired at by suspected militants on Friday. The sarpanch, who was critically injured, was admitted to a hospital in Sopore where he later succumbed to his injuries. The militants barged into the compound of the residential house...
  • J&K: Sarpanchs receive fresh threats from Hizbul November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Village heads in Jammu and Kashmir have put the state government on a 24hourdeadline to provide them with special security after Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed SalahudDin issued a fresh threat against them on Friday. The dreaded militant allegedly said that village heads will be attacked if they didn't quit...
  • J&K government has failed sarpanchs: Mehbooba Mufti September 29, 2012

    Mehbooba Mufti of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) hit out at the Jammu and Kashmir government saying Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had failed the sarpanchs of the valley. "This government has failed. Unfortunately, this government has not given any power to the sarpanchs," she said. Two sarpanchs have been killed in the...
  • Rahul takes on Omar over sarpanch killings September 28, 2012

    Srinagar/New Delhi: The killing of two sarpanches by terrorists in Kashmir has pitted the Congress party against its ally the National Conference. Youth Congress activists were on Friday lathicharged by the police in Jammu as they protested against the Omar Abdullah government, even as Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi pitched...
  • Omar says no battle going on between him and Rahul September 28, 2012

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said there was no battle going on between him and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on security for sarpanches and empowering of panchayats. "Have to love the media's priorities when my imaginary battle with Rahul (Gandhi) is more important than what...
  • J&K sarpanch killings: Cong asks Omar to quit September 28, 2012

    The ongoing sarpanch protests in Jammu and Kashmir threatens to turn into a faceoff between Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah after the former said on Thursday that the local body leaders must be granted more autonomy. Rahul made the statement at a meeting with a delegation...
  • Sarpanch murder: Haryana ousts minister, official June 10, 2011

    Chandigarh: After CNNIBN reported how an old former sarpanch was killed on their orders, the Haryana government has forced transport minister OP Jain and Chief Parliamentary Secretary Zileram Sharma to quit. Former sarpanch Karam Singh's family had alleged that Jain and Sharma got him killed because he dared to ask them...