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Lashkar threatens J and K village council members, girls

Srinagar, April 4 : In a bid to derail grassroot level democracy in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) Thursday threatened and asked village council members to resign from their elected posts.


The LeT posters threatening village members and asking girls to follow strict "Islamic dress code" appeared in Aharipal village, 50 km from here in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

The posters were signed by Abdullah Mujahid who claimed to be the LeT commander for Jammu and Kashmir. Through the posters the outfit threatened village panches and sarpanches of dire consequences if they did not resign from their posts.

The posters written in Urdu also asked the girls to adhere to a strict Islamic dress code. The LeT warning asked locals to desist from working for Indian agencies.

In the past also such threats by other guerrilla groups have appeared in some villages. One such threat also asked girls not to use mobile phones.

Five elected village council members have been killed by gunmen in the Kashmir Valley since the panchayat election in 2011.

An overwhelming majority of villagers participated in the panchayat polls of 2011, which were held in Jammu and Kashmir after a gap of 28 years.

--IANS (Posted on 04-04-2013)

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