After state cabinet on Saturday accepted Cabinet Sub Committee recommendation for creation of new administrative units, residents of Yaripora, Kulgam celebrated the Tehsil status they were given. But Sunday morning hundreds of people poured on roads shouting anti Tehsil, anti Congress and anti NC slogans.
“People have been protesting since morning crying foul against Tehsil status Yaripora was allotted yesterday,” an eyewitness told Kashmir Life. He said that people with black flags in hands are raising anti government slogans.
Reports said that people decry the Tehsil status saying that though Yaripora has been upgraded to a new administrative unit but Block and Nayabats have been given to other villages. “It is a hoax on part of government. They are playing election card,” a protestor said.
Local sources said that villages that have been upgraded to new administrative units in district Kulgam are not satisfied. They allege that Blocks, Nayabats have been given to villages not falling under new created Tehsils.