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Govt should specify measures for safety of minorities in Kishtwar: PK

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 13: While commenting on the  statement of Union Finance Minister, P C Chidambaram that 1990 situation will not be allowed to repeat when Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee from Valley, Panun Kashmir (PK), convener, Dr Agnishekhar today asked Union Government to specify the speedy and effective measures ensuring the stay put of Hindu Minorities at Kishtwar and adjoining areas.
Dr. Agnishekhar in a statement issued here, maintained that the organized attack on minorities at Kishtwar should not be brushed aside as handy work of some anti social elements, it was a well planned conspiracy fraught with the potential danger of engineering forced migration like that of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990. He said displaced Pandits fail to understand that on one hand GOI quotes statements like non refoulment of 1990 situation and on the other hand remains apathetic as ever towards the reversal of exodus and genocide of the community.
Commenting on the situation arising out of Kishtwar riot, Kamal Hak, National spokesperson PK said that the communal uprising in Kishtwar and the callous response of the State Government to this serious development is a matter of grave concern for the patriotic people of the country. The nationalistic people of India also must see these developments in proper perspective and in light of the similar circumstances in 1990.
Dr.M.K.Raina chairman Political Affairs cautioned the nationalist forces to remain vigilant against the machinations of separatists and Jihadi operatives posing threat to the peace, sovereignty and integrity of the country.
He said it is ironic that CM Omar Abdullah in an interview on News Channel erroneously justified his inaptness at Kishtwar by quoting Gujarat violence of 2002. Omar has no moral authority to ask Gujarat Chief Minister to apologize for 2002 riots. Has his father Dr.Farooq Abdullah the then Chief Minister of J&K State tendered apology for leaving the State in a lurch and fleeing to London in 1990 at a crucial time when he could have stopped the forced mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits?
Sanjay Dattatraya National Cordinator P K asked the authorities to specify publically the terms of reference for the judicial probe ordered in Kishtwar.

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