Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday wrote a letter to the state election commissioner KK Sharma alleging that the candidates of his Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) weren’t being allowed to canvas forward of the District Improvement Council (DDC) elections.
“I’m taking the freedom of writing to you concerning the upcoming DDC elections. A wierd and a novel function has come to the fore. Candidates put up by the PAGD are instantly whisked away to “safe areas” within the identify of safety and confined to these “safe areas”. They aren’t allowed to canvas, they’re fully out of contact with these from whom they’re supposed to hunt votes,” the letter learn. “Our events have been in energy previously and have had the chance to move and run the federal government. We’re conscious of the challenges posed within the realm of safety in a spot beset by violence. These challenges will not be new however have been painfully persisting for the final three a long time. However the authorities had constructions in place which ensured safety for all consentants no matter the ideology they espoused or the events they represented.”
Abdullah’s letter additional mentioned that the present state of affairs within the realm of safety of blatantly oriented in the direction of offering safety to a choose few and confining others. “This comes throughout extra as an try to intervene within the democratic course of than any actual concern for the well-being of the contestants. Safety can not and shouldn’t be used as a device or an excuse to intervene in democratic processes,” the letter learn.
“Could I add that the evolution of democracy in J and Ok is distinctive in comparison with some other a part of the nation. The journey is a bloodied journey, soaked within the blood of hundreds of political staff who’ve laid down their lives for the sake of democracy. It’s a desecration of these sacrifices when the very battle that consumed their lives is used as an alibi to customize democracy.”
Additional, the letter mentioned that democracy remains to be in a state of fragility in Jammu and Kashmir. Governments come and go. No authorities has the proper to change the institutional foundations of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir nourished by the sacrifices of hundreds of political staff.
“Safety is a problem and it’s for the federal government of the day to counter that problem in a fashion which is honest and clear. Offering safety to a choose few and actually interning the remaining is a gross interference in democracy,” the letter learn.
The PAGD was floated on October 7 for the reversal of constitutional adjustments made to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 final yr.
The DDC elections, the primary main political exercise because the abrogation of Article 370 provisions on August 5 final yr, will likely be held in eight phases from November 28 to December 22.