he UT J&K Government is going to open liquor sale points at different locations in the Kashmir valley, where since 1991 militant groups had declared a ban on its sale and consumption. The Excise Department has identified 183 new locations 116 in Jammu and 67 in the Kashmir valley for sale of liquor.

6 Panchayati Members Killed In J&K By Militants: Govt

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As many as six elected representatives of various Panchayati Raj bodies have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir by militants, Government of India informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Replying to a written query by one parliamentarian Sougata Ray, the minister of Panchayati RajNarendra Singh Tomar said that as reported by the Government of J&K, 6 elected representatives of various Panchayati Raj bodies have been killed by militants.

As regards security, the minister, as per GNS, said that the Government of J&K has reported that the administration has, in coordination with the security agencies, taken requisite steps to provide a secure environment to the elected representatives of the Panchayati Raj Institutions, which includes provision of individual security based on vulnerability to threat, security during tours by these representatives.

“They are also accommodated at various cluster locations within respective district headquarters,” the minister added.

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