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. An odd and a novel characteristic has come to the fore. Candidates put up by the PAGD are instantly whisked away to “safe places” within the identify of safety and confined to these “safe places”. They don’t seem to be allowed to canvas, they’re utterly 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 many years. However the authorities had constructions in place which ensured safety for all consentants regardless of the ideology they espoused or the events they represented.”
Abdullah’s letter additional stated 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 and intrude within the democratic course of than any actual concern for the well-being of the contestants. Safety can’t and shouldn’t be used as a instrument or an excuse to intrude in democratic processes,” the letter learn.
“Could I add that the evolution of democracy in J and Okay is distinctive in comparison with some other a part of the nation. The journey is a bloodied journey, soaked within the blood of 1000’s 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 stated that democracy remains to be in a state of fragility in Jammu and Kashmir. Governments come and go. No authorities has the fitting to change the institutional foundations of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir nourished by the sacrifices of 1000’s of political staff.
“Safety is a problem and it’s for the federal government of the day to counter that problem in a way which is truthful and clear. Offering safety to a choose few and actually interning the remainder is a gross interference in democracy,” the letter learn.
The PAGD was floated on October 7 for the reversal of constitutional modifications made to Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 final 12 months.
The DDC elections, the primary main political exercise because the abrogation of Article 370 provisions on August 5 final 12 months, might be held in eight phases from November 28 to December 22.