Ruling out the possibility of resigning from their posts, All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Conference (AJKPC), a group of panchs and sarpanchs Thursday hit back at the United Jehad Council Supremo, Syed Salahuddin by calling him a failed politician.
The AJKPC also met the Inspector General of Police S M Sahai to express their concerns with regard to security threat to panchs and sarpanchs in the valley.
Hitting at the UJC Supremo, the AJKPC said that Sallahudin took up arms after had been a failure in elections in 1987.
“Our holding of Panch and sarpanch posts has got nothing to do with the Kashmir issue. We contested the elections for progress and development of the society. We’ll continue with our posts without caring for consequences”, said AJKPC President Shafeeq Mir while talking to media persons in Srinagar.
Questioning the UJC Chief, he said that Salahudin himself had opted the democratic way “till he failed to attain victory in elections”.
“United Jihad Council chief Syed Sallahudin issued a threat on November 2, last year. We appeal to him that he should reconsider his threat because he himself opted for gun in 1990 after he was not allowed to be part of democratic process,” said Mir.
Shafiq Mir earlier met Inspector General of Police Kashmir, SM Sahai, in a bid to push for security cover to the panchayat representatives. “The inspector general of police has assured us that if any panches and sarpanches are facing specific threat and apply for security in writing, they will be provided security,” Mir claimed.