Delhi must ensure credibility of elections in Jammu Kashmir : Shafiq Mir

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Delhi must ensure credibility of elections in Jammu Kashmir : Shafiq Mir

Jammu, April 4,2017  Expressing his apprehension about the misuse of
power and position by the state government in parliamentary
bi-elections in Kashmir valley, Shafiq Mir chairman All Jammu and
Kashmir Panchayat Conference has appealed the central government of
India to ensure the credibility of elections in the state where the
people have already lost their faith in the exercise since 1987 rigged
state elections. Mir has also demanded that the arrests and harassment
of youth must be stopped.
In a statement, issued here in winter capital Jammu, chief of the
Panchayats body, Shafiq Mir said that he has received several
complaints from the rural areas of South Kashmir that the  security
forces particularly state police have launched a arrest campaign
against the youth due to which the anger of the people against the
system has increased manifold. “ And it is intention of the government
to ensure maximum boycott so that people can not express their anger
against the government party candidates on ballot papers.  With this
tactic, the government can use its employees votes in favour of the
government candidates”, said Mir. It is pertinent to mention here that
Jammu Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti’s brother is also candidate from
Anantnag Parliamentary seat.
He said if government repeats 1987, there will be no taker of this
system in future and it will be biggest set back to the national
interest of the country. “ It is responsibility of the central
government to ensure the free and fair elections so that the shattered
confidence of the people in the system is restored”. Mir also
condemned the corrupt practices being used in this elections saying
that whole of the ration of food and supplies department is being
distributed in the election constituencies. Appealing the central
government to ensure free and fair elections in the state, Mir said it
is test time for the BJP government at the centre whether it believes
in Vajpayee line or not . If it is not done it will be biggest setback
to the national interest of the country in the state of Jammu and
Kashmir where majority of the people have already belief that
elections are always manipulated in the state in favour of government
candidates.

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