SRINAGAR — Two days ago, Sarpanchs, several Panchayat members and locals held a demonstration outside the office of BDO Kakapora in district Pulwama against the unavailability of the concerned BDO.
Protesters, while alleging that the unavailability of BDO has brought all the developmental works to a complete halt, warned that if transparency is not brought into the Block, they will have to take legal action against the BDO.
The President of the Sarpanch Association said that after fixing the time for the meeting, nine Sarpanchs of Block Kakapora, including one Master, appeared here in Block Kakapora, but the BDO was not present there.
On being contacted by Mushtaq Ahmad, the reporter of news agency CNS, BDO Gulzar Teli hung up the phone in an unethical manner, saying that he knows what kind of news agency CNS is.
“When I tried to make BDO fully aware of the displeasure expressed by the Sarpanch Association and get an absolute explanation from him, I contacted him again. However, he hung up the phone, saying that it was a wrong number,” Mushtaq said.
Meanwhile, BDO Kakapora, Gulzar Teli while trying to mislead the district administration by issuing a false statement, also tried to bring down the image of the news agency CNS, which has been working tirelessly in adverse conditions in Jammu and Kashmir for the past 30 years.
President of Sarpanch Association Kakapora, Ghulam Hassan Pandit, said that he stands by his statement and demands that the irresponsible statement of BDO be taken seriously, in which he made the Panchayat community scapegoat and also tried to attack the structure of the news organization.
They also condemned the flattering statement of BDO and demanded that the district administration must take their demands seriously.
It is pertinent to mention here that two days ago, the news agency CNS published a news report of Sarpanch Association Kakapora from Block Kakapora in which it was stated that while trying to get BDO’s quote regarding the matter, he humiliated CNS correspondent instead of giving a reasonable answer.
Many political and social organizations in the valley have also expressed their anger over this issue.
Senior AAP leader condemns BDO Kakapora’s behaviour
Political activist and senior Aam Aadmi Party leader Bashir Kakpori has expressed anger over the unprofessional behaviour of Block Development Officer Kakapora towards a news agency CNS’s correspondent.
In his video statement, Bashir Kakpori has termed the attitude of BDO Gulzar Teli towards the reporter totally unprofessional.
“The concerned BDO is reluctant towards his official work and has been always in news for creating hindrances in the development works of the area,” Kakpori added.
Meanwhile, Kakpori has urged LG Manoj Sinha and the district administration to take serious note of the attitude of the officer towards the correspondent.