District row: Six-member panel visits Nowshera, Kalakote, Sunderbani - watsupptoday.com
District row: Six-member panel visits Nowshera, Kalakote, Sunderbani
Posted 16 Mar 2018 01:32 PM

A six-member high-level team headed by Financial Commissioner Revenue on Thursday visited Nowshera order to break ice with members of the Joint Action Committee, who have been agitating for nearly a month now to press for a district status to the town.
Led by Financial Commissioner- Revenue, Lokesh Dutt Jha, the team comprising Commissioner/ Secretary General Administration Department, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, Commissioner/Secretary Revenue, Shahid Anayatullah, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma, Inspector General of Police for Jammu Zone, Dr S D Singh Jamwal, and Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary as its members visited Nowshera and Kalakote where people have been agitating for nearly a month seeking district status, besides Sunderbani.
They listened to the agitating leaders peacefully and assured a possible way-out into the matter.
The team was constituted by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti as protests continued even after her appointing an Additional Deputy Commissioner for Nowshera and Sunderbani sub divisions, besides another for Kotranka and Kalakote areas. Both the ADCs have been asked to work at both the sub-divisions under their jurisdiction for a week on a rotation basis.
Following her decision, while people of Sunderbani reopened their shops and other business establishments, agitation continued in Nowshera and Kalakote areas where all shops and business establishments remained closed. In Nowshera, even state government offices and banks have been shut.

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