SKCS opposes holding of elections in December

SHABIR AHMAD

ANANTNAG: South Kashmir civil society (SKCS) has opposed the plans of holding assembly elections in December saying that holding polls in times of catastrophe will hamper the relief and rehabilitation process.
The society also said that the political parties favouring the elections in December cannot be the well wishers of the people. “People of the Valley are facing the worst and are in need of help in every possible way. It will be unwise to go for polls when people are craving for food and shelter,” general secretary SKCS, Bashir Ahmad Shah told Kashmir Reader.
He said that the model code of conduct (MCC), which will come into force before the elections, will badly hamper the rehabilitation of the flood hit people.
Vice president SKCS, Zafar Farooq Salati, said that only sick people can think of election when people are dying on roads for want of shelter.
“One wonders what are the priorities of our politicians. They have already failed the flood ravaged people. And once the MCC comes into force these politicians will find escape route under its garb,” Salati said.

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