148 J&K panchayat members quit following threats

As many as 148 panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir resigned last year following threats from terrorists, with Budgam district topping the list with 26 Sarpanches and Panches quitting their posts.

May 21, 2015, 15:58 PM IST

`Insurance cover for J&K panches, sarpanches soon`

Jammu and Kashmir government will soon provide insurance cover to panches and sarpanches, Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said here on Wednesday.

Dec 26, 2012, 20:36 PM IST

Panches say they will not succumb to militant diktat

Despite threats by militant outfit Hizbul Mujhahideen, panches and sarpanches refused to resign and appealed to the govt to provide security to them.

Nov 05, 2012, 18:00 PM IST

BJP slams Omar for statement on killing of sarpanches, panches

BJP on Thursday said Omar Abdullah`s statement on the recent killing of sarpanches and panches smacked of an "excessively hyped political dynamism" of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister.

Sep 27, 2012, 17:47 PM IST

50 panchayat members quit in Kashmir

Fifty panchayat members have tendered their resignations fearing for their life after the killing of a panch in North Kashmir`s Baramulla district.

Sep 25, 2012, 13:15 PM IST