Jammu & Kashmir

Most DDC members ‘locked’, not allowed to meet foreign envoys: DDC vice-chairperson Budgam

‘Only few DDC members allowed to meet EU delegation’

Srinagar: The District Development Council (DDC) members from Budgam, who were scheduled to meet the visiting foreign envoys today at Magam, have been put ‘under detention’ and are not being allowed to move outside.

According to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), DDC vice-chairperson Nazir Ahmad Jahra said that six National Conference (NC) DDC members have been put under detention at Shoray-e-Afaq while one has been kept at a local hotel.

He said that two DDC members from Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) have been kept at home and no one is being allowed to move outside.

Jahra said only few DDC members including the DDC chairperson were allowed to meet the envoys, adding that other members should have also been allowed to meet the delegation.

He also said that they have been locked from the last three days. “We are being treated as thieves,” he said.

Pertinently, a delegation of foreign envoys are on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

The visit follows the restoration of 4G internet services in Kashmir after an 18-month-long ban, after India abrogated Article 370 which granted Kashmir autonomy.

Reports said, a series of bunkers were removed from various parts of Srinagar city ahead of the visit of European Union delegation.

Meanwhile, a local news gathering agency, Kashmir News Trust reported that the City Centre Lal Chowk is shut on the arrival of envoys.

(Syndicated feed from KNO)


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