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|MEMI demands security for J&K councillors
Milli Gazette Online
New Delhi: Movement for Empowerment of Muslim Indians (MEMI) has demanded adequate security for the elected representatives and those who contested the recently concluded local body elections in Jammu and
MEMI General Secretary, Navaid Hamid in a letter to Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil on February 23 said that the high turn out of the local population in the elections was not only a milestone but it also indicated a changed mood of the public that they desired a normal life.
The high participation of people without any coercion of the security forces had totally upset the separatists. Unfortunately, a week after the elections the separatists started threatening to kill those who contested the polls if they failed to apologise and resign from their posts. It is reported that six councillors have been shot dead and dozens of them have apologised for contesting the elections and reports of it have been published in local newspapers, the letter said.
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