POONCH, Oct 21: Shaheed Aurangzeb Chouhan Gujjar Bakerwals and Pahadi Forum (SACGBPF) will field its candidates in the upcoming Panchayat elections.
This was decided today in a first of its kind Mahapanchayat of Gujjar-Bakerwals and Pahari community of the region held here in Salani, tehsil Mankote Poonch under the aegis of Shaheed Aurangzeb Chouhan Gujjar Bakerwals and Pahadi Forum (SACGBPF).
On the occasion, Auranzeb Chouhan Foundation was also formally launched which will work for the value based education of children, especially females of the adjoining areas, border areas and victims of cease fire violations at border with Pakistan, to raise literacy levels of the region and make the people skilled to earn livelihood. The members also elaborated on their plans for strengthening the democracy in the State and participation in upcoming Panchayat elections.
The Mahapanchayat of SACGBPF was held in memory of Martyr Aurangzeb (Jawan of J&K Light Infantry), who was kidnapped by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists from Pulwama. Later, his bullet ridden body was found in Gusoo, Pulwama.
“Aurangzeb’s martyrdom has united hearts of all peace loving people has come forward to provide constructive direction to this emotion generated after brutal killing, in form of this platform called SACGBPF”, speakers said.
They said SACGBPF and foundation on the name of Shaheed Aurangzeb will work for the value based education of children so that they do not take up militancy in future. “Further this cohesive platform will work to strengthen faith in democracy and the first step in this direction is to participate in Panchayat elections. Wherever Gujjar-Bakarwals and Pahadi people are in sizable number in Jammu (Poonch and Rajouri) area they will field their candidates”, they added.