Rights of Kashmiri people being trampled by enfranchising outsiders, says Rattan Lal Gupta

Jammu, September 19 (KMS): J&K National Conference has strongly objected to the inclusion of non-local voters in the electoral rolls in Jammu and Kashmir, terming it a great threat to the demography.

A day-long workshop on “Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls in Jammu and Kashmir” was organized in Jammu. The workshop was organized by Babu Rampaul, former Minister and Central Zone President in which Provincial President National Conference Jammu Rattan Lal Gupta was the Chief Guest while, District and Block Presidents of National Conference from Jammu, Samba and Kathua were participated.

Addressing the workshop, the Provincial President said that the recent announcement of Chief Electoral Officer with regard to accumulation of new 25 lakh voters, including outsiders as well as people ordinarily residing in the territory in the next assembly election, has created confusion and uneasiness among the people.

He said that the electoral demographic change being forced by the BJP through inclusion of temporary voters. He said the rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir are being trampled.

The senior NC leader said the BJP-ruled India has started the process of taking away the Kashmiri peoples’ rights and diluting public will on August 5, 2019 and now they have added a new chapter to it by saying they will add non-local voters.

“They are trying hard to change the identity, democratic rights, and electoral demography of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, but it is not acceptable to the people of Jammu & Kashmir under any circumstances,” he said.

Rattan Lal Gupta asserted that the people of all sections have fed up with the hollow policies of BJP. The fact is that the BJP government has failed to deliver to the people on all fronts and would be wiped out of J&K whenever assembly elections take place in Jammu and Kashmir, he added.

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