Govt. denied security cover for JKNPP candidate in Anantnag, Kashmir Valley

Prof. Bhim Singh, Chief Patron NPP has lodged protest with the Governor of J&K Shri N.N Vohra against the State Government which has deliberately denied security cover to the Panthers Party candidates in Kashmir Valley and their Election Agents. He pointed out that Dr. Abid Mohd. Khan contesting from Anantnag parliamentary constituency as JKNPP candidate has not been provided any security cover rather being harassed and threatened by the Administration.  Prof Bhim Singh said that neither candidate nor his election agent has been provided any security cover or safe shelter during the election campaign. He said that SSP Shopian refused Dr. Abid Mohd. Khan to hold public meetings in spite of appropriate permission by the District Election Officer.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that Mohd. Maqbool Malik a candidate from Srinagar constituency was threatened by National Conference to face the consequences if he did not run away from the contest.

Prof.Bhim Singh in his another communication to Chief Election Commission of India has lodged a strong protest with the CEC urging him to disqualify NC candidates from the contest as the Government has deliberately violated the Code of Conduct through hold free and fair elections by transferring nearly 30 KAS officers and giving undue promotion to a dozen of them only yesterday.

Prof. Bhim Singh said that Parliamentary election held in Udhampur was heavily rigged by the active cooperation of the District Election Officers in the hilly areas of Reasi, Ramban, Kishtwar, Doda, Kathua etc. He said that 20% polling was bogus, fraudulent and committed by the government officials in order to dilute to vote value of the real voters. Prof. Bhim Singh indicated that NC and Congress have done the same in 1988 in Udhampur Parliamentary bye-election.

Prof. Bhim Singh demanded cancellation of hilly areas of Udhampur where the Presiding Officers were forced to raise polling percentage.