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Atmosphere still not conducive for civic & Panchayat polls
7/16/2018 10:46:48 PM
It may be Governor's administration ver
sus Kashmiri separatists if the civic and Panchayat elections are held in Jammu and Kashmir. Well the BJP led NDA Government in the centre plans to hold the Urban local bodies and Panchayat elections in the troubled Jammu and Kashmir. Well it seems that the security scenario is not conducive for any elections. And the centre is determined to hold the civic polls under the Governor's rule to convey a meaning to the elected Government that what it was supposed to do has been done by the Governor's administration. Each day encounters between militants and the security forces do take place and in case of any killing of a militant crowds surface at his burial ceremony and the burial is followed by clashes between the protesters and the security forces. Even during the encounters protesters appear on the scene and clashes do take place as the protesters want to divert the attention of the security forces to allow escape route for militants. Bigger protest rallies and clashes between the protesters and the security forces in case death of some civilians.
After the fall of the Jammu and Kashmir government in June, the Centre is planning to hold urban local body and panchayat polls with the state still under governor's rule..The elections, scheduled to be held in January, were deferred after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition government led by Mehbooba Mufti told the Centre that the situation was not conducive for the polls. The previous panchayat polls in the state were held in 2011; urban local body elections have not been held for eight years. During his visit to Srinagar to review security and governance in the state, Union home minister Rajnath Singh had hinted as much when he spoke about strengthening the grassroots institutions. A notification on the polls may be issued soon after the culmination of the Amarnath yatra.
Well in 2011 and 2010 the separatists gave a call to people to boycott the elections. People responded and the voting percentage was quite poor. Since the PDP-BJP coalition Government has been a failure majority of people, especially the youth, are angry and this anger could be expressed either in the ballot boxes or through total boycott the polling. Whatever may be the course of events but the security scenario has witnessed disturbing features which may not be conducive for the civic and Panchayat polls. The mood in the separatist camps is upbeat and since they are not contesting any election they could easily frustrate Government attempts by giving a call to people to stay away from the elections. And during the last several years people respond to the separatists' call for hartal, for shutdown for protest rallies and what not? In case the voting percentage is poor it may affect the Governor's image. Yes, the call for boycott during the 2014 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections was not heeded by people with the result polling percentage was quite normal ranging between 55 and 65 per cent. The centre could opt for wait and watch policy till it is able to tackle militancy related violence and then notification for holding the civic and Panchayat polls could be issued.
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