Bijbehara, Dec 19: Despite the low voter turnout in South Kashmir, people who voted on Saturday said they have voted for the restoration of their identity, which they believe was “snatched” on August 05 last year.
Rayees Ahmad, a voter of Sangam area of Bijbehara, said that he voted to restore the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Despite being ignored on various fronts by regional parties, at least, there was a security of Job, land and other things, but by abrogating Article 370, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has snatched our identity and our vote is against it,” he said.
Another voter Ghulam Nabi from Qaimoh area of Kulgam said that he has voted against those who aren’t allowing them to talk about their rights.
“Without taking the people of J&K into confidence, our job and land rights were snatched forcibly, our vote is just for the restoration of our special status,” he said.
Fayaz Ahmad a voter from Kakapora also said that his vote was for the restoration of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
“People here feel very insecure and once special status will be restored, people will feel secure again,” he said.