2012-11-19 21:41:44

Killings, intimidation threaten local leaders in Indian-administered Kashmir

For the first time in decades, residents in Indian-administered Kashmir revived a traditional form of government called panchayats. They elected around 33,000 members of local village assemblies to make decisions on local issues.  But due to the region’s political conflict the local leaders, or panchs, have become targets. Several local leaders have resigned after two panchs were murdered in the last month.  FSRN's Shahnawaz Khan reports.


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