People in Kupwara brave cold to vote for redressing their grievances

Despite intense cold and foggy weather people from the two constituencies of Drugmulla and Mawer came out in good number to exercise their franchise in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district that went to polls on Monday.

People in Drugmulla segment saw the ongoing DDC polls as a good prospect for redressing the grievances of the common masses at the grass root level.

“We hope that our day-to-day matters will get redressed after our favourite candidate wins the election,” said a group of senior citizens inside the premises of polling booth in Tikker, Kupwara.

A government employee in Batargam village said that the previous dispensations promoted the culture of nepotism and favouritism across Kashmir.

A youth Rizwan Ahmad from Audoora Mawer raised questions on the integrity of Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD).

“I want to ask these leaders why they have fielded proxy candidates against each other if they claim unity at the top level,” Ahmad said.

An octogenarian held different views for casting his vote.

“I am voting to get Engineer Rasheed released. I want to ask Government of India if all the mainstream leaders have been set free, why only Rasheed is languishing in jail,” he said.