Srinagar, Nov 9: Terming Panchs and Sarpanchs as unintentional agents of New Delhi and state Government National Front Chairman Nayeem Ahmad Khan on Friday apprehended that Panchs and Sarpanchs may be provided arms on the pattern of infamous Village Defence Committee members.
"The issue of Panchs and Sarpanchs is being taken in such a manner from Srinagar to New Delhi that it has become clear now that India is working on a plan to provide arms to some Panchs and Sarpanchs on the infamous VDC's pattern so that Kashmiris can be divided more and more," Khan said in a statement.
"New Delhi is working on a plan to divide Kashmiri people since a long, presently Panchs and Sarpanchs are being used to divide Kashmiri society," he added.
"New Delhi wants to divide Kashmiris to the extent that they would have no time to think about the real issue and would remain busy in fighting each other," Khan said.
Khan warned that if New Delhi succeeds in its plan it would lead to the return of Ikhwan Raj in the state. "Earlier infamous Ikhwani's were used and now the preparations are on to use Panchs and Sarpanchs," Khan warned.