Every Kashmiri is a stake holder. We want to be facilitators for resolution by creating an atmosphere for reconciliation and dialogue and we do not want to be obstacles.
Though all separatists are supportive of the election boycott, a formal campaign could reduce the participation especially in post flood Kashmir.
EC said voting for the 87-seat assembly in the state would be held in five phases, starting on November 25, with counting scheduled on December 23.
PM may consider setting up an experts’ committee to oversee reconstruction efforts in J&K, with winter set to arrive after the devastating floods.
Elections are due later this year in the state, where hundreds of people died in the September floods after the Jhelum rose due to excessive rains.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spends diwali in Siachen, gives J&K another Rs 745 crore from relief fund
Modi said that a common thread running through the interaction with all groups was the suggestion that affected people should be given help directly.
State-owned insurance companies had gone to SC against a high court order directing them to pay half the claimed amount immediately to the insured.
Minister of state in the PMO, Jitendra Singh, has saidCentre would go beyond its duty to ensure flood-hit J&K was back on its feet.
The impact of inundation was the same and abrupt in all the hospitals: electricity was the first to go, and then the diesel generators too failed.
Lal Chowk, Srinagar’s famed central square, is a stinking mess with garbage and filth deposited by the floods that devastated much of Kashmir this month.
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