New Delhi, Sep 27: A group of panchayat members from Jammu and Kashmir met Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Thursday to press for adequate compensation for the kin of those killed in militant attacks and more secure working conditions.
Panchayat members from the state under the banner of All Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Coordination Committee told Gandhi that adequate powers had not been devolved to them, posing difficulties in their work.
Militants have targeted some panches and sarpanches since the panchayat polls held in the state last year after a gap of over 30 years. The attacks have triggered resignations by elected village council representatives.
The Jammu and Kashmir government has promised to take all possible steps to provide security to the panchayat members.
The Congress is a coalition partner in the government with the National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir.