Border village in Punjab votes earnestly

May 13th, 2009 - 7:07 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ravinder Singh Robin

Dahoke (Indo Pak border), May 13 (ANI): Natives of the Dahoke Village have enthusiastically voted in the Parliamentary elections with the hope that their candidate would help in the village’s development.

It’s a border village, which is covered from three sides with barbed wire that divides India and Pakistan. This border village can only be approached by one old bridge constructed over a defense drain.

The villagers are optimistic that their favourite contestants will work to mitigate their problems.

Surinder Pal Singh, a villager, said one key demand was the widening of the bridge.

“No matter which party comes to power villagers’ demands for development should be addressed,” Singh said.

Inderjit Singh, a farmer, said: “Farmers demand is getting compensation for the land that lies beyond fencing.”

He said that it was difficult to till their land located beyond the fencing due to many reasons. Due to security, entry to their land has been restricted. (ANI)

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