SARPANCH PROTESTS

  • J&K: Three terrorists arrested for threatening sarpanchs October 23, 2012

    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 themselves...
  • J&K: Rahul Gandhi to hold meet with sarpanchs October 5, 2012

    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 sarpanch...
  • 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...
  • 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: Rahul wants more autonomy for sarpanches September 28, 2012

    Srinagar: 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...