Valley News Desk

‘Some steps already taken, we need to be cautious while framing security strategy for pol workers, activists’

Abid Bashir

Srinagar, Aug 12 (KNO): Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Singh Wednesday said that the administration led by him will ensure better security arrangements for the all the elected Sarpanchs, and Panchs besides other political workers who are facing threats.

“Some political workers and panchayat representatives were killed recently, I expressed my heartfelt condolences to their families. My administration stands with their families. Some measures to protect panchayat representatives and political workers have already been taken but we will ensure better security arrangements for them in the days ahead,” LG Sinha said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), after launching a departmental and district level Coffee Table books highlight developmental interventions made in J&K in the past one year, at SKICC on the banks of Dal Lake here.

On the occasion Covid warriors, panchayat and ULB representatives were felicitated while a short film on the ongoing developmental works was also played.

Sinha while assuring better security arrangements for the political workers and panchayat representatives, said “the administration needs to be cautious while framing the future security strategy for the panchayat representatives and other political workers.”

He said the administration led by him will consultations will be started to create a better atmosphere and to ensure a peaceful and dignified life for the people of J&K. “We will ensure J&K’s development without any disparity. This is what Prime Minister Narendera Modi is committed for. He told me that I should work for the speedy development of J&K. Development has taken place but I feel there is a need to speed up the process on ground level,” Sinha said.

He said J&K’s Panchayati Raj Act is stronger than other States and UTs of India. “When we talk about change, we need to change ourselves first,” the J&K LG said, adding that democracy will flourish in J&K and “all of us will have to work towards that.”—(KNO)