Sarpanch Protests

  • J&K: Three terrorists arrested for threatening sarpanchs 23-10-2012 10:12 AM

    Srinagar: Three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists have been arrested from Kulgam in Kashmir for allegedly threatening village sarpanchs. They were being questioned for further role in spreading panic among sarpanchs in south Kashmir. Kashmir saw a flurry of protests by sarpanchs in September 2012. The sarpanchs demanded gun licenses to protect...
  • J&K: Rahul Gandhi to hold meet with sarpanchs 05-10-2012 08:40 AM

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet the village panchayat heads in Srinagar on Friday. The meet comes in the wake of the murders of two sarpanchs in two weeks last month following which around 150 of their counterparts resigned in protest, demanding greater security. The...
  • J&K government has failed sarpanchs: Mehbooba Mufti 29-09-2012 11:00 AM

    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...
  • Omar says no battle going on between him and Rahul 28-09-2012 03:40 PM

    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: Rahul wants more autonomy for sarpanches 28-09-2012 11:15 AM

    Srinagar: The ongoing sarpanch protests in Jammu and Kashmir threatens to turn into a face-off 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...