Bandipora, Dec 10: A 105-year-old woman voter was among the voters who exercised their franchise in Arin block of Bandipora district on Thursday during fifth phase of DDC elections held across Jammu and Kashmir.
The aged woman voter Saja Begum’s son, Ayaz Lone, who carried her to the polling station at Arin, said: “My mother told us in the morning that she will cast her vote for the benefit of her family members and people in general.”
Saja Begum said she has been a regular voter and didn’t want to miss her chance even today. “I would appeal to all voters to come out and cast their votes,” she said. “Peoples’ problems will be solved only when they cast their votes otherwise there will be no representative here and we cannot complain to anyone.”
“We have hundreds of young educated youth and their parents have spent a lot of money to educate them but still looking for the jobs especially because of this I came here and cast my vote,” she said.
“I want to tell these leaders. Now we are tired while people here also seem upset now as all the politicians have failed to address the issues of people,” she said.
The elderly woman voter said when the young people are deprived of their rights it will definitely have a negative impact on their minds and they would loose faith in the system. (KNO)