Chairman Block Development Council, Handwara Firdous Ahmad Sofi and several Sarpanchs on Thursday resigned from the position, alleging discrimination by the government departments.
As per a resignation copy accessed by Greater Kashmir, Sofi and others decided to resign from the positions alleging the government departments were not taking them in confidence vis-à-vis different works in their areas. Deputy Sarpanch, Gonipora Abdul Aziz K Huroo said not a single department honors them and takes them on board, as elected representatives, while approving works.
“We are elected representatives but none of the departments takes us onboard vis-à-vis works and other decision. None of the officials take us seriously. We decided to resign as a markl of protest,” said Khuroo. Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara said he has invited the agitated representatives to his office tomorrow to “sort out the things.”