Congress Sarpanch resigns in Sopore village

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SOPORE — Following the killing of a BJP Sarpanch in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, a Congress Sarpanch in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla resigned from the post on Friday afternoon.

An official said that a Sarpanch namely Mohammad Ramzan Lone son Ghulam Qadir Lone of Malmapanpora Dangerpora Tehsil of Sopore resigned from the post.

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Mohammad Ramzan said that from the last several years, they are living under threats and now they cannot bear it anymore. “I can’t live with the fear of losing my life.”

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He said that he was affiliated with the Indian National Congress from the last several years and when he contested Panchayat elections, he won with a huge majority.

He said that he is around 60 years old and belongs to a very poor family. “I have four daughters and I don’t want to put my family in risk.”

Ramzan further said that he has nothing to do with the Congress party and he is resigning from the post of Sarpanch as he wants to live his life peacefully.

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