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

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.
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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.

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