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Govt detaining DDC members in the name of security: Mehbooba Mufti

Mehbooba Mufti said that the DDC members from Budgam have been detained by the government against their will

Seven District Development Council (DDC) members in Kashmir valley’s Budgam district have resigned, claiming that the administration has no plans for them and that they are not even permitted to visit their areas.

A video clip in this connection has gone viral on social media, which has also been uploaded by the PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on her Twitter handle.

Mehbooba Mufti said that the DDC members from Budgam have been detained by the government against their will for the last seven months in the name of security, which defeats the very purpose of their election.

“Detaining DDC members from Budgam since 7 months in the name of security defeats the purpose of their election. Held against their will, the admin has also prevented them from touring their constituencies. They are so fed up that they have offered to resign,” Mehbooba Mufti wrote while posting the video.

In the viral video, the DDC members expressed, “It is really sad that we have been detained for the past seven months. The government does not have any plan for us. The government requested our work plan, which we have previously provided, but no funds have been issued.”

“Many DDC members have said in writing that they do not want security and would like to live with their families. Their security should be revoked in order to save the government money. We are unable to see our family, and our children’s schooling has suffered as a result,” they can be heard saying in the video.

The DDC members said that they have resigned after feeling helpless to offer any sort of help while the people in their constituencies were facing various issues including natural calamities.

“Even in the event of a natural disaster or other problems, we are unable to assist the people in our constituency. We submit our resignation to LG Manoj Sinha if the administration has no plan for us,” they said.

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