The government said that 79 panchs and sarpanchs had earlier tendered their resignation out of fear.
MOS for Home Sajjad Kitchloo said that the government was examining if internal rivalry could have led to killing of sarpanch Javeed Wani.
Yet another sarpanch was shot dead in Baramulla on Sunday evening. He is the 5th sarpanch to be murdered by the militants.
The sarpanchs say they don't want to resign but cannot afford to take the threat lightly either.
Rahul Gandhi will also be laying the foundation stone of a 6.5 km tunnel near Sonmarg on Thursday.
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