On Sunday, IkkJutt Jammu’s chief Ankur Sharma said he was stopped by the administration from the two-day District Development Council (DDC) election campaign in the Kishtwar-Doda-Bhaderwah region.
In a statement, the party accused the administration of being “motivated move in putting roadblocks … the UT Administration of playing into the hands of BJP and separatists both”.
Sharma’s party said that he was scheduled to meet scores of workers. “At the last moment before leaving from Jammu, the Kishtwar administration informed Ankur Sharma that they cannot allow him or IkkJutt office bearers an entry into Kishtwar,” the party said in a statement.
Later, Sharma also tweeted: “President IkkJutt Jammu Ankur Sharma is not being allowed to travel to Kishtwar for his 2 days’ Election Campaign citing ‘Volatile Situation in Kishtwar’ and unexplained ‘Security Concerns’. Entire Security establishment between Jammu and Kishtwar has been activated to see that he is effectively quarantined at Jammu.”
On this issue, as per the statement, IkkJutt Jammu workers protested against the move at various places like Akhnoor, Jammu, Kathua, and Chadwal.