Srinagar, 12 May-2014, Peerzada Mansoor: Four panchayat members on Monday evening announced their resignations at Mawver Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district following recent cordon-and–search operation in the area by army and police amid reports about the presence of gunmen in the area.
Reports said that four Panchayat representatives including two women have resigned at Mawver village while the women announced decision before local reporters and male members announced their decision in a local Masjid as well as before press. “The four independent panchs who announced their resignations are Ghulam Mohiudin Sheikh, Muhammad Ramzan Shiekh, Shahista Begum and Haneefa Begum,” sources said. All the four members are hailing from Badgund Panchayat Halka in Mawar. In recent-past, hundreds of Panchayat members have announced their resignations in south Kashmir after being attacked or witnessing attacks on the members by suspected militants.