After killing of Sikh youth in Tral, 30 Sarpanchs, Panchs of the community resign en masse in Pulwama, says APSCC

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After the killing of a Sikh youth, around 30 Sarpanchs and Panchs have resigned en masse in Pulwama district of Kashmir, reported the UNI.

The youth identified as Simranjeet Singh, alias Suman Singh, was the brother of a sarpanch. He was killed on Friday in Tral.

However, the authorities are yet to accept their resignation, All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) said on Wednesday.

“All those Sikhs who recently won Sarpanchs and Panchs elections, about 25 to 30 in number, have resigned en-masse in Pulwama in view of security concerns, following killing of a Sikh youth in Tral on Friday,” APSCC said.

Meanwhile, expressing anguish on the alleged silence of Resistance Leaders over the killing of a Sikh youth by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir’s Tral, the APSCC said some vested interests are trying to harm the centuries old communal harmony in the Valley.

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