Following threats from terrorist, as many as 148 panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir quit last year. The Budgam district tops the list with 26 Sarpanches and Panches resigning from their posts.
According to officials of the J&K Home Ministry, Budgam district in Kashmir Valley topped in the resignation of panchayat members with the number standing at 26. It was followed by Leh district of Ladakh region with 24 panchayat members.
In Baramulla district, 22 Sarpanches and Panches resigned from their posts, followed by 15 each in Pulwama and Kargil districts, 11 in Ganderbal, 10 in Kupwara, eight in Shopian, six in Anantnag, five in Kulgam, two in Srinagar and one in Bandipora district of the Valley.
According to reports, as many as 11 Sarpanches and Panches were killed in militant attacks and five others were injured during the period. Of these, Baramulla district recorded the highest killing of seven Sarpanches and Panches. It is followed by Pulwama district, where three Sarpanches were killed and two others were injured. And one Sarpanch was killed and two others were injured in Shopian district during the terror attack period.