Ghulam Nabi Azad-led DAP Opposes Jammu Admn’s Order to Give Voting Rights to Non-locals in J&K

Final Up to date: October 12, 2022, 23:48 IST

File picture of Ghulam Nabi Azad. (Picture: PTI)

He stated that the precise to vote within the union territory ought to belong solely to its residents and if any motion is taken in opposition to it, it will likely be completely opposed

Former Congress chief and Democratic Azad Occasion (DAP) chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad on Wednesday opposed the Jammu administration’s order on facilitating the registration of latest voters who’re from outdoors the union territory. Addressing a gathering of social gathering delegates in Anantnag, he stated that if tehsildars in Jammu had been empowered to situation certificates to non-locals, it mustn’t imply that such folks would be capable to vote later.

He stated that the precise to vote within the union territory ought to belong solely to its residents and if any motion is taken in opposition to it, it will likely be completely opposed.

Responding to News18 on a query about making tehsildars competent of issuing certificates in Jammu in favor of non permanent residents, Azad stated that issuing certificates mustn’t essentially imply voting rights to individuals who’re non-residents of Jammu Kashmir.

As a way to strengthen the lately shaped DAP on the grass root stage and convey the social gathering agenda to the folks, Azad stated that provincial, district and zonal stage committees are being shaped within the DAP. He added that it isn’t the case that solely those that had been beforehand within the Congress will be a part of DAP, however the social gathering ought to have extra people who find themselves younger politicians.

He stated that the reservation of girls can be ensured together with laborers, farmers and cultivators in order that DAP emerges as a serious political social gathering representing each class sooner or later.

Azad stated that he desires to avoid the “politics of lies and deception” and can proceed to place efforts to additional strengthen the DAP and to serve the folks of Jammu Kashmir.

In the meantime, the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu has withdrawn the notification which authorised all tehsildars to situation certificates of residence to folks residing in Jammu “for a couple of 12 months”, as per information company ANI.

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