Monday’s election for the PDP president was first since the party underwent a split and several top leaders, including some former state ministers, joined hands to form the Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party, which is backed by BJP-led Union government.
The L-G's comments come days after the families of the three youths killed in Lawaypora in the early hours of December 30 alleged that the incident was a “staged gunfight” and that their children were innocent.
The snow and the government’s seeming failure to anticipate challenges despite the meteorological department's warning of heavy to very heavy snow, have thrown life completely out of gear in the Valley and angered people
The recent DDC polls has seen the redrawing of political lines and the emergence of a new leadership — from a law student in North Kashmir to a dentist in the South, a school teacher in Jammu to the wife of a seasoned politician in Kashmir. The Indian Express in Jammu tell some of their stories.
Just a few weeks after he had obtained the certificate, Satpal Nischal was shot by suspected militants at his shop in Saraibala, and was dead by the time he was brought to the nearby Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital.
As per the J&K Police, Zubair Ahmad of Shopian, and Ajaz Ahmad Ganai and Athar Mushtaq of Pulwama were “hardcore” militant associates, though it admitted their names were not in the list of terrorists.
The Kashmir Division and Jammu Division comprise 10 DDCs each, and every DDC is divided into 14 territorial constituencies, elections for which were held over eight phases. For clear majority in a DDC, any party or alliance requires a minimum of eight seats.
The poll results mean that the BJP has secured control of at least six District Development Councils (DDCs) in Jammu and none in Kashmir. The People’s Alliance has a majority in nine DDCs, all in the Valley. As there is no clear-cut majority in the five councils, the independent candidates are likely to play the role of king makers.
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) DDC Election Results 2020 Highlights: Seven political parties, including the NC and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), contested the polls in an alliance, under the banner of PAGD. This was the first election in the Union Territory after the abrogation of Article 370 in August 5 last year.
Patloo credits his family, including his seven-year-old daughter Jannat who was praised by the Prime Minister for her efforts to clean Dal Lake two years ago, and friend Riyaz Ahmad for realising his dream.