Resettlement of Kashmiri pandits purely political issue: KPOs

The sops like economic packages for return to the valley is an attempt to trivialise the issue: KPO.

By: PTI | Jammu | Published:June 24, 2014 5:29 pm
The issue of Kashmiri pandits'resettlement is a pure political issue and can be resolved only at a political level, said the joint forum of KPO. ( Source: Express File photo ) The issue of Kashmiri pandits’resettlement is a pure political issue and can be resolved only at a political level, said the joint forum of KPO. ( Source: Express File photo )

“The issue of Kashmiri Pandit community’s resettlement is a pure political issue and can be solved only at a political level”, official spokesperson of the Joint Forum, Virender Raina, said in a statement on Tuesday.

The community has been a victim of mass exodus due to fundamentalism and terrorism, he said, adding the successive governments failed to address the issues of the displaced community, he said.

The sops like economic packages for return to the valley is an attempt to trivialise the basic issue, he said, adding there is a paramount need to shun the policy paralysis attitude and come out with a new thinking on the subject.

“As a first important measure, we ask the government to establish a commission of enquiry that will go into the details of mass exodus and fix the responsibilities”, he said. “The report of National Human Rights Commission on genocide can be the basis for such an enquiry”, Raina said, alleging that the socio-political conditions that existed in Kashmir at the time of the exodus have not changed much since.

While on the one hand the DGP of the Jammu and Kashmir state and GoC of the Northern Command are preparing for combating al-Qaida, on the other hand Lashkar-e-Taiba and other terrorist groups are quite active and engaged in terror activities all over the valley, he said.

As a confidence building measure, the government should immediately take up the issue of the encroachments of the properties of the Kashmiri Pandits and temples in Kashmir and announce special job package for the youth without conditions and also compensation for the overaged youth of the community, he said.

The meeting was among others attended by president, Panun Kashmir, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, senior vice president, ASKPC,
R K Raina, president, AIKPC, H N Jattu and others, it said.

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    1stworldview
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    Girish
    Jun 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm
    fixing responsibility for m exodus of Kashmiri Pandits will be political harakiri that this dispensation is unlikely to commit.
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    raiesmir
    Jun 24, 2014 at 4:04 pm
    Kashmiri pandiths have right to settle in their own houses which they left. Separate colonies for them in Kashmir valley is violations of right, a conspiracy against people of Kashmir whose dearer, father, mother, brothers were killed under black laws in unresolved Kashmir. It is against peace and human nature . It is might policy.Human rights and peace loving people should oppose this act. Don't shift people of Kashmir in graves who are demanding heir birth right and to decide their political future
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    raiesmir
    Jun 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm
    They have right to settle in their own house which they left. Separate colonies for them in Kashmir valley is violations of right, a conspiracy against people of Kashmir whose dearer, father, mother, brothers were killed under black laws in unresolved Kashmir. It is against peace and human nature . It is might is right policy.Human rights and peace loving people should oppose this act. Don't shift people of Kashmir into more graves. Resolve Kashmir dispute as people want to decide their political future. Don't communalise Kashmir
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    Undhyu Patil
    Jun 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm
    These demonstrations are alright, but you should have a representative who can speak to the government.
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    Undhyu Patil
    Jun 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm
    yes please! Bharat mata ki jai!
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