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Ruckus at oath-taking ceremony of village heads of Jammu division

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Some elected village heads Friday created a ruckus during their oath-taking ceremony in city, demanding they be allowed to take the oath in

Sarpanch Shiv Dev Singh of Barnoti block of district led the group to demand that they be allowed to take oath in Dogri, instead of Urdu, and raised slogans in support of the language. Their demand was later accepted.

Shortly after another group of village heads started demanding that they be allowed to take in oath in Kashmiri, leading to tension during the function attended by

Policemen and other officials present there pacified the situation.

Malik later congratulated the village heads and government functionaries for the successful conduct of the panchayat election under "very trying circumstances".

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 00:10 IST