Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   JSS commemorates investiture ceremony | Despite Mehbooba's directive PDP Rajya Sabha members yet to resign | So-called mainstream leaders pushing Kashmir towards edge, adding fuel to fire | Oops! Admin to close Jammu Airport for fortnight but forgets alternative | DPS, Nagbani holds chess competition | Committee constituted for devising modalities for functioning of proposed UT of J&K | Govt constitutes Committee to deal with financial matters of proposed UTs of J&K, Ladakh | Govt constitutes Committee to deal with staff issues of proposed UTs of J&K, Ladakh | Normal functioning reported from large parts of J&K: Government | BLSKS stages Dogri play | 3-days induction programme concluded at IECS Polytechnic | Vote for change, don't miss the bus: Munish to people | JKP organizes National Art Workshop | Will distribute my salary among needy' | Government has issued blackout order against non-permitted TV channels in Kashmir Valley | KC International School clinches U/17 & U/19 B & G finals of KorfBall | Dps Jammu wins Inter-district swimming competition | Azad stopped at Jammu Airport, sent back | With no mobile connectivity, demand for landline connections grows | How students made use of free WiFi at Jammu station to catch up with syllabus | Govt notifies schedule of hearing of public grievances by Advisors | Div Com discusses arrangements for Katra Navratra Festival-2019 | Srinagar administration to set up new facilities at juvenile home: DC Srinagar | Gunfight underway between terrorists, security forces | Scrapping of Article 370 opened new avenues for people: Apsara Road Traders | MKK to stage Punjabi play at Abhinav Theatre | I&C department holds awareness camp in Industrial Estate, Akhnoor | No one is more nationalist than Congress: Manjit Singh | BBIA demands extension of date for filing GST returns | Aknoor Police arrest molester | Three drug peddlers arrested | Northern Army commander reviews security situation in Kashmir | BJP Jammu West felicitates family members of Praja Parishad Karyakartas | Abrogation of Article 370 opens gateway of carrer opportunities for Valmiki community: Dev Anand Gill | Barricades removed in Srinagar's commercial hub Lal Chowk | Army Jawan martyred as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch | Farmers await completion of Shahpurkandi Project on river Ravi | Alleging victimization Retd DIG welcomes abrogation of Article 370 | Life on path to normalcy in Udhampur as schools, markets reopen | Directs SSP to assign investigation not below the rank of DySP | Khanna stresses for tourism, job creation | DSS & AJCSF reiterate Jammu's aspirations after abrogation Art 370 | KV Sunjuwan organizes Investiture Ceremony | DWWP expresses anger over detention of Lal Singh | JKRPP stages protest | Delegation of AJKGRDSS calls on Div Com | World Senior Citizens Day organized | NMC launches weeklong plantation drive | No takers of Azad's irresponsive diktats in J&K: Raman Suri | KVK-Leh organizes Field Day, Women Farmer Club | Arun Sharma hails decision of abrogation articles 370 | Research scholars meet commences at JU | JMC organizes awareness camp on SWM | Sankri Devta Mela: Udhampur admin discusses arrangements | Kashmir centric politicians wait for Pakistan's reaction against India | ONE NATION - ONE CONSTITUTION | 21st August - World Senior Citizens Day | Remembering Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi | Abrogation of Article 370 is not a religious issue says Shoura committee member | Jammu & Kashmir Government's help saves Srinagar BPO from shutdown | Normalcy returning in Jammu, students flock to schools in large numbers | DDC Doda reviews formulation of MGNREGA convergence plan | Landslides disrupt road traffic between Manali, Leh | Classes resume in Government PG college | Three men from J&K detained in Chandigarh | Advisor Sharma reviews developmental scenario in Jammu division | DDC reviews implementation of schemes under NABARD | Basohli-Bhaderwah road; DC Kathua reviews progress | DDC reviews status of disposal of Solid Waste Management | DDC Ramban reviews progress under capex budget, functioning of departments | DH Gandhi Nagar becomes Second Govt Hospital in State to get NQAS Certification | BJP appeals Governor for re-hiring of 550 teachers under RMSA | Deputy Mayor chairs meeting of skill development | ABVP announces JU Unit | JKNPP welcomes revocation of Article 370 | JKNPP demands restoration of Dogra certificate | Congress celebrates 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi | Jat Biradari demands inclusion of community under OBC category | BMS welcomes abrogation of Article 370 | FSFTI appeal colleges to extend cut off date of admissions | Young Panthers allege neglecting of Dogras | Back Issues  
news details
Defeating terror threats, Kishtwar District witnessed 66% voter turn out
4/19/2019 12:11:26 AM
Asif Iqbal Naik
Early Times Report

Kishtwar, Apr 18: In a major setback to anti national elements wants to disturb the peace, communal harmony and brotherhood by killing the Parihar brothers and top RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma in a broad day light, 66% voters today exercised their voting rights in Kishtwar District.
As per the details, large number of people in 51 Kishtwar Assembly as well as 52 Inderwal Assembly segment of Kishtwar District to come out of their homes to cast their votes including large number of females were seen waiting for their turn to cast their votes.
As per the official data 120270 people including 63965 male and 56305 female voters cast their votes in two constituencies of Kishtwar District.
The people attributed less voting percentage in Kishtwar to imposition of curfew in the District by the Deputy Commissioner Kishtwar who is at receiving end in wake of the aftermath of killing of RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma as the shadow of recent terror activities in the District could been seen visible on the faces of the common people who were demanding arrest of the culprits involved behind the killings of Parihar brothers, RSS leader and his PSO beside immediate transfer of DC Kishtwar.
Among the many voters who come to vote is 95 year old Chander Mohan Gupta who walked 300 meters to the polling booth. He speaks in pauses and goes breathless after walking with a help of a stand and was supported by his grand children. But the enthusiasm to be part of democracy has not died down even after voting for more than six decades. He was simply punching the EVM for better facilities and the development in his village.
Arif Hussain is a 28 year old youth who lives in Poochal village near the Kishtwar town. He is voting in a hope to get regularized in his department as he currently works as an ad-hoc arrangement in JK government. He is bitter with government for not helping disabled like him by implementing the reservation quota for the handicapped. Like nanogenarian Gupta, he too hopes his vote will bring in a change.
But voters like Sanjit Kumar and Raj Kumar Badyal, a Congress leader are unhappy with government for not being able to apprehend the culprits behind the assassination of BJP leader Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar who were killed last November and the recent killing of an RSS ideologue named Chanderkant Sharma. They are angry and are voting for a change.
"Our MP never bother to attend the board meetings-he fail to reach out to the people-During elections he too flew over Kishtwar and even did not fulfill its promise" said Sanjit Kumar.
Raj Kumar Badyal while condemning the killings of Parihar brothers and RSS leader question the timing of the killings added that Parihar brothers were killed when Panchayat elections were round the corner while Chanderkant Sharma was killed ahead of Parliamentary elections and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits involved behind the gruesome murders.
Mehboob Qazi said that people should have understand the value of the vote and he wants to contribute in the development of the country by casting his vote. He said that there is a fear psychosis among the people following the killing of Chanderkant Sharma and Parihar brothers. He said that killing of Chanderkant Sharma is administrative failure.
Susheel Kumar Sharma, close friend of late RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma said that he voted for development, terrorism and want to see an end to terrorism so that people could leave peacefully. He said that the people were in distress over the continuous killings of people added that administration look blinded towards the issue of safeguarding the lives of the common people. He said that the continuous curfew in the district also made direct impact on the polling percentage as most of the working class people doing jobs outside District Kishtwar fail to come for exercising their voting rights due to curfew.
Some employees engaged in poll duty in Drabshala block of Kishtwar District allege that the RDD officials who had been assigned the duty to provide food to the polling staff fail in the same and they have to arrange the dinner as well lunch through its own sources with the help of some locals as RDD officials fail to serve the food to them.
Meanwhile understanding the importance of the vote, a groom identified as Rajesh Kumar had arrived at polling station in Khara area of Gundow for casting his vote before his Bharat departure towards the house of the bride.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center