PDP MLCs Made To Sit With Junior Officials,Leave SK Stadium In Protest

SRINAGAR — Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  leaders Saturday said they were ‘humiliated’ after being made to sit with junior level government employees at the Republic Day ceremony at SK stadium in Srinagar. 

Two PDP leaders, including former minister Naeem Akhtar and MLC Khurshid Alam were made to sit with junior level employees at the stadium, sources said.

Both the legislators later left the venue in protest, these sources said. 

Nayeem Akhtar later said he belongs to Legislative Council,  which is the only democratic institution currently functioning in the state. “I think I was number one there in the protocol but we were made to sit with Tehsildar’s,” Naeem Akhtar said.  

His colleague Khurshid Alam said that he has boycotted the Republic Day function over the despicable behaviour of the administration.“I have boycotted on my personal level and I will also boycott the function at Governors place as well”, Alam said. 

“I will make sure that action is initiated against the divisional administration over this behaviour,” Alam said.

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