Every day, Chaudhary Mohammad Hanief, 70, leaves his house, located up in the hills of Dadkai village, at 9 am sharp. He walks down 2 km to reach the road and then walks another 5 km to reach Gandoh sub-district of Chenab valley. Throughout the day, he visits different offices with applications, complaints and demands of local villagers.
Hanief has been with the National Conference (NC) since his childhood. His father Mir Ali was with the NC when the party had launched the All Jammu and Kashmir Plebiscite Front, after Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s arrest on August 9, 1953, in the Kashmir conspiracy case.