BDC, Sarpanches stage protest in Pulwama
Say they were not allowed to be part of B2V3
Pulwama: BDC Lassipora along with Sarpanches and panches on Tuesday protested against the administration for not letting them to participate in back to village programme phase 3 held in their villages.
“I am a true Indian and fought Panchayat and BDC elections by risking my life so that I may work for the betterment and welfare of my area. But since elections we have been kept at Srinagar and we are not able to contribute anything for the areas that have elected us,” BDC Lassipora, Ghulam Mohammed Mir associated with BJP said.
He added that if they have been elected to work for the welfare of the society then why the administration is not allowing us to visit our own areas.
He further added that if authorities are not able to provide us security then why they conducted the elections and let us contest and win.
“Today on way to Litter, my native village a police officer stopped me and asked me not to visit my village. He asked me to stay put at BDO office and advised me to not to venture outside,” Mir added.
He said that if the situation is so bad then why the authorities asked us to visit our villages for the B2V3 programme.
He further added that the sports kits that were disturbed among the youth cost Rupees 1200 to 1500, however, authorities are showing its cost as Rs 20,000 which is sheer injustice with youth and it needs to be investigated.
A sarpanch from Tumluhal village also echoed same voice and said that we are just made scapegoats and on ground they are not able to work and address the concerns of a common man.
“On Tuesday, I called many locals and asked them to meet me, however, on reaching Lassipora I wasn’t allowed to come out of BDO office, he said, adding that we are unable to understand for what purpose they have been elected.
A senior police officer said that due to security reasons they were unable to allow them to visit different areas.
“The decision to confine their movement was taken for safety of their lives and others,” he added.
Meanwhile, due to security reasons, back to village programs in Anantnag were concluded at 1 pm.
An official said that at several places authorities have now decided to hold back to village programs at Tehsil headquarters due to security reasons in south Kashmir.