A group of panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir today held a demonstration here protesting against the "criminal silence" of the state government over the killing of their colleagues.
All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference`s hunger strike against the state government`s failure to address security issues of panchayat members entered the third and final day today.
AJKPC continued their fast for second day in protest against the state government`s failure to address the issues of security to panchayat members.
Four more panchayat members belonging to north Kashmir`s Sopore area Tuesday have announced their resignations as they feared threat to their lives.
Condemning attacks on panchayat members, Coordination Committee of NC and Cong said coalition govt in the state will take steps for their security.
Panchayat members are firm on ground to serve people in J&K despite security threats, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Monday.
The Jammu and Kashmir government is making efforts to provide an insurance cover and honorarium to the Panchayat members, state chief of Congress Saifuddin Soz said here on Saturday.
As many as 33,450 panchayat members will decide the fate of 37 candidates in fray for four MLC seats on Monday.
Opposition PDP Friday lashed out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his remarks that women Panchayat members were being lured with make-up kits to vote in upcoming elections.
The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly, which met on the first day of the 10-day autumn session, paid tributes to panchayat members killed by militants.
The two parties, which have been ruling the state in a coalition since January 2009, are at loggerheads over the implementation of 73rd amendment of the constitution of India in the state.
The Panchayat members requested Rahul Gandhi to address one Maha Panchayat Meeting each in both Jammu and Kashmir regions.
Maoists today released a former sarpanch and a naib sarpanch who were abducted from the Chitrakonda area of the district last week, police said.
A group of 10 panchayat members from J&K will meet Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi on Thursday to apprise him of their problems.
Mehbooba alleged that the wrong policies of the state as well as the central government were responsible for the situation coming to such a point.
Four members of a community panchayat have been arrested after four members of a family and their neighbour committed suicide in Bajna Khurd village in Rajasthan`s Karauli district, police said Saturday.
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