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PDF not to participate in local bodies polls
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, sep 13: Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) led by MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Yaseen has decided not to participate in panchayat and urban local bodies elections till the situation does not improve in Valley.

In a statement, Hakim said there cannot be any alternate to elected local bodies institutions for equitable development at gross roots level but it was not advisable hold the proposed elections under the prevailing grim security situation in the state.

“Holding of long awaited local bodies was indeed in the overall socio-economic interests of the state but this exercise should not become the cause of fresh cycle of violence and killings of innocent civilians given the prevailing security situation,” he said, while speaking at a meeting of the core group PDF here today.

He said that the prevailing grim security situation does not permit to go for conducting local bodies and Panchayat elections for the time being. Hakim added that it will be wise to wait for some time more in this regard in the overall interests of the people. He said that PDF has already made it clear that elections in the state should be conducted as and when the security situation becomes conducive. Moreover, it was not advisable to undertake any democratic exercise when the state Legislature under suspended animation.

Referring to the ongoing controversy over Art.35-A, Hakeem Yaseen said this Article is untouchable as it has a strong constitutional and legal basis and no power on earth can abrogate it.

He said tinkering with Article 35-A was constitutionally and legally impossible adding that some fringe elements, despite knowing well this fact, were still raising this issue just to get political mileage out of it.


News Updated at : Friday, September 14, 2018
 
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