Sarpanch Deaths

  • 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. ...
  • 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 24-hour-deadline to provide them with special security after Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salah-ud-Din issued a fresh threat against them on Friday. The dreaded militant allegedly said that village heads will be attacked if they didn't quit...
  • Rahul Gandhi to begin 2-day visit to Kashmir today October 4, 2012

    Srinagar: Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is set to begin his two-day visit of Kashmir on Thursday. This comes in the light of the murder of sarpanchs and protests by other village chiefs. However, there is no meeting scheduled with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah planned as yet. Rahul will also be...