Militant outfit Lashkar Toiba has asked people to desist from supporting any political party of Jammu and Kashmir and has warned Sarpanchas and Panchas of dire consequences in case they don’t abdicate their chair.
“People who support the present ‘oppressive regime’ and those who favour National Conference, Peoples Democratic Party, Congress or BJP and intend to participate in electoral process are hereby strictly warned of dire consequences in case they continue to support or vote political parties,” handwritten posters of LeT warned.
According to CNS, the posters, appearing at many walls and electric poles in Habakadal, Kharyar, Gowkadal and Basant Bagh area of Srinagar City on Thursday threatened, “we will put any such person to death who vote and support any political party.”
Warning sarpanches, panches and District Presidents of political parties to relinquish their posts or face dire consequences, the posters asked them to announce their resignation during Friday prayers and through newspapers.
The posters contain the names of District Commander LeT Nawab Ghaznavi and another Yaseen Kashmiri.
“We are investigating the matter and it is too premature to say whether these posters are genuine or just a prank,” a senior police officer told CNS on condition of anonymity adding that they are looking into the matter.
Pertinently, such posters had also appeared in different parts of South Kashmir including Shopian and Tral towns.