x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   MHRD team visits Kashmir to discuss special package; skips Jammu! | Jammu based Cong leaders warn leadership against opposing scrapping of Art 370 | Shutdown costs Rs 100 crore to Kashmir economy daily | Jammu, Srinagar cities on alert ahead of PM's UNGA speech | Pak resorting to ceasefire violations leave 21 Indians dead in 9 months | Durbar Move tradition to continue in Union Territories of J&K | Had Central funds reached J-K, homes would have had gold: Amit Shah | Kashmir's apples get 'support', Jammu's Basmati growers left in lurch | J&K terror funding case: NIA all set to chargesheet Yasin Malik, 4 other top separatist leaders | No plans to revise fiscal deficit target at this time: Sitharaman | Nehru was wrong, Patel right in dealing with J&K issue: Prasad | Terror module busted in Punjab; four held with huge cache of arms | 47 lakh people got treatment in 1st year under Ayushman Bharat scheme | UDC demands implementation of SRO 317 | Round the clock helpline set up by student community | Article 370 in Parliamentary Debates: Abrogation was Long Overdue | Invisible Jammu in Re-organised J&K | Bank frauds to be dealt with effectively : SSP Patil | Azad meets people in Anantnag | Sports activity in the valley comes to a standstill | Incomplete Health Sub Centre building turns into cow shelter | Mega rally organized on 125th Birthday of Maharaja Hari Singh | BLSK presents 279th musical play on "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" | Horticulture department conducts awareness camp at Sangaldan | Awareness programme for school children organized | Center's move a historical decision: Mehran Anjum Mir | Guru of Sahib Bandagi sect delivers religious sermons | Nat Manch, JKBS demand holiday on Maharaja Hari Singh's birthday | Chairman JKICS pays tributes to Maharaja Hari Singh | Bharat Vikas Parishad organizes Mahila Sammelan | JKESL holds general body meeting | Samoon visits Poonch, adjoining areas | 164 units of blood donated | Shrine Board organises Cyclothon from Domel to Katra | Medical camp organized | Natrang stages Pratap Sehgal's 'Ladai' | Hockey players urge government for accelerate installation of turf | Talent Hunt programme 'Choona-Hai-Aasman' held | Spring Dales organizes Kavi Gosthi | JK Wushu team bags medals in Junior National Competition | Incomplete Health Sub Center building turns into cow shelter | GST collection fall in J&K due to poor access to internet | Kashmiri Pandit diaspora endorses axing Article 370, meets Modi | Hundreds of commercial vehicles plying without permits on Mendhar road | Have hope in PM Modi: Kashmiri Pandits on PM meeting in US | Ladakhi Shondol dance makes it to Guinness book of records | PUF insulated shelters, better infrastructure for CRPF in Valley | Schools charge for shutdown period in Valley | JeM terror camp in Balakot, bombed by IAF, functional again under new name | J&K to witness development after Centre's Article 370 move: Anurag Thakur | Abrogation of Articles 370, 35A will open new vistas: BJP | ADCSA extends support to strike called by PDD employees | Undertrial dies at Jammu hospital after illness | Let's end log-jam, move forward: Brig Gupta | UP too hot for Kashmiri inmates, seek transfer to valley | Mobile, internet remain suspended; people with landlines open up homes for neighbours | 20 yr old Pakistani sneaks into India from Jammu, villagers hand him over to police | PDD employees question committee constituted for reorganization | More than 75 per cent of J&K population favours Article 370 abrogation, says Rajnath | DDC Budgam Warns strict action against timber smuggling, illegal earth excavation | Fulfill promise by filling 50,000 posts in J&K: Congress | Panchayat Khandwal pledges not to use plastic | Congress Sewa Dal criticizes establishment of toll plaza | PLS conducts fortnightly literary meet | Distt admin conducts sanitation drive, awareness camp at Sanasar | AEE aspirants of Kashmir region demand deferment of Preliminary Exam | Army organises 'Startup Weekend' in J&K | Banking with full communication lockdown: Travails, risks bankers face | Back Issues  
 
news details
Names of over 1 lakh Kashmiri Hindus deleted from voters' lists
Genocide continues
9/6/2018 10:43:35 PM
Early Times Report
jammu, Sept 6: It was during the PDP-Congress rule that the internally-displaced Kashmiri Hindus living in Jammu since January 1990 were given the right to vote in the local-self-governing institutions in Jammu province, including the Jammu Municipal Corporation. It happened in 2005. Bulk of them had then voted for the BJP. One Kashmiri Hindu candidate had also won and entered the Jammu municipal Corporation. The grant of voting right to the Jammu-based Kashmiri Hindus was considered by them as "a confidence-building measure".
However, the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP coalition government in one fine morning deleted the names of over 1 lakh Kashmiri Hindu voters from the voters' lists in Jammu. That it happened at a time when the BJP was part of the coalition government had just shocked the Kashmiri Hindu refugee community, with all the more angry Kashmiri Hindus bemoaning that "genocide is continuing" and "they are being considered worse than the brutes".
It is a different matter that the BJP has been expressing its concern over the deletion of Kashmiri Hindu names from the voters' lists. Only BJP has the temerity to do so.
Convinced that there are elements in the establishment and political parties who are causing a grievous injury to their rights and interests, some top Kashmiri Hindu leaders belonging to Panun Kashmir, including Dr Agnishekhar and Kuldip Raina, have urged the concerned authorities to reverse their "undemocratic decision" so that they could also exercise their right to franchise and participate in the grass-root level democratic processes. They have also warned that the decision, if not reversed, would further alienate the internally-displaced Kashmiri Hindus.
The worst aspect of the whole situation has been that none of the political parties has spoken for the aggrieved Kashmiri Hindu community, thus creating an impression that they have nothing to do with them and that Kashmiri Hindus have to fend for themselves.
Now that the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have abandoned them, it is time for New Delhi to intervene and urge the newly-appointed Governor, Satya Pal Malik, to order the election authorities to undo the grave wrong. It is a must. Not only The internally-displaced Kashmiri Hindus, the nearly 3 lakh hindu-Sikh refugees from Pakistan and 1000s of members of the Valmiki Samaja living in Jammu since decades also do not have the right to vote in the panchayat and municipal elections. They also deserve a special attention.
It would be only in the fitness of things and in the interest of democracy if the New Delhi issued necessary orders that re-include the names of the Kashmiri Hindus in the votyers' lists but also granted voting right to the refugees from Pakistan and Valmiki Samaj.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU