Pandit woman wins Panchayat election
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 9: A Pandit woman has emerged victorious with the support of majority community in the recently held Panchayat elections in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Aisha Ji wife of Radha Krishan of Wussan Kunzer of Tangmarg defeated her neigbhour Sarwa Begum by 11 votes to become the first Pandit woman Panch of Valley.
“My victory has been possible due to the support of Muslim brethren. I was not expecting to win as Muslims are in majority but I was surprised, when I was declared winner,” Aisha Ji told Greater Kashmir.
She said that her main agenda to contest the elections was to tell her (Pandit) community members that Kashmiris are waiting for their return.
“This is clear and louder message for them. They should return to their motherland without wasting further time,” she said.
When majority of Pandits left Wussan in early 90's, they stayed back along with four other families of their community. “Nobody asked us to leave the Valley. Whenever we faced problems fellow villagers came to our rescue,” she added.
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