Anantnag: Several political activists in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday publicly announced their resignation from pro-India politics.
Local news agency CNS reported that half a dozen workers affiliated with the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and one with the National Conference publicly announced their resignations. Their resignations were read out in public by the Imam at Bogam village of the district.
The locals identified these workers as Ali Muhammad Koka, Muhammad Yousuf Koka, Fayaz Ahmed Koka, Muhammad Yousuf Rather, Ghulam Hasan Rather, Ghulam Nabi Hajam, all CPM activists, and Mushtaq Ahmed Shah of the NC. All these workers pledged to support the ongoing anti-India movement.
Confirming the news, a police official said that political activists were parting ways in restive areas under “public pressure” and out of fear.
Scores of political workers and panchs and sarpanchs resigned publicly a few days ago in hamlets of Pulwama district.