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Protests for road connectivity in Bhaderwah booked by police

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


Recently in Bhaderwah people held a protest demanding better road connectivity when Advisor to LG Governor Farooq Khan was on this visit to the area.

On Saturday, news agencies reported that at least 8 persons including four sarpanchs and a government teacher were booked by police for holding the protest for the road connectivity, invoking lot of reactions on social media.

Recently a person in Ganderbal was booked and jailed for saying that the common people can at least approach the local officers and have no access to the non local officers and it was also one of the public meetings held by one of the advisors to the Lt. Governor.

News agency KNO in its report on this protest at Bhaderwah has said, At least eight persons including four Sarpanchs and a government teacher have been booked in Bhaderwah for staging a protest for demanding road connectivity to their respective villages during an official visit of Farooq Khan, Advisor to LG Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday.

An official told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they have been booked under Epidemic Disease Act 1997 for violating Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the district.

He said the several locals of various panchayats of Bhaderwah had assembled on Bhaderwah-Pul Doda road and blocked the road, demanding road connectivity to their panchayats.

The locals and sarpanchs have been booked under FIR NO. 118/2021 U/S 188 IPC,51 DM Act 2005 R/W Sec-3 Epidemic Disease Act 1997 for blocking the road at Kulshari near Petrol pump when Khan, advisor to LG was on way to Bhaderwah on an official visit to address public issues.

With inputs from KNO

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