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KPC demands abrogation of Article 370, opposes talks

Excelsior Correspondent
NEW DELHI, Jan 15: Maintaining that Kashmiri Pandits totally reject and abhor the concept of Azadi, greater Autonomy, self-rule, repeal of Central laws from the State or any separation from India and accepts accession of Kashmir with India full and final, having no scope to debate or discussion, Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) in an appeal to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has demanded abrogation of Article 370.
Opposing talks KPC Chief Kundan Kashmiri said no talks on Kashmir at International and national level be held, with Pakistan, and separatists as it is a settled issue. Instead Pak should be asked to vacate the part of J&K forcibly occupied by it.
The KPC reiterated its demand that rehabilitation and resettlement of KPs at “consolidated place” at the “land of Kashyap” in Kashmir Valley so that they can live peacefully.
Further it demanded issuance of white paper regarding on-going insurgency in the State and a judicial or CBI probe into the geneses of genocides and ethnic cleansings since 1989-90 and onward.
It sought PM’s intervention to get enactment of law for protection, promotion and development of religious places, shrines and temples of Hindus in Kashmir Valley at par with other religions in the Valley besides, a thorough probe be made for encroachment and illegal sale of religious properties of KPs in the Valley,
It demanded grant of permission to Hindus to visit Sharda Temple located in Muzaffarabad (POK), age relaxation for displaced over-aged youth with one time financial help of Rs 25 lakh to over-aged youth per head, opening of skill development centers as well as training & teaching centers for displaced youth so that they can compete in Civil Services examinations, distress sale be declared null and void, KPs be give proper representation in political as well as non- political institutions and forums and three Assembly constituencies be reserved in exile till their rehabilitation in Kashyap Homeland, enhancement of cash relief and setting of more townships on pattern of Jagti, adjustment of package employees in Jammu and PM should himself visit KP camps to have study of their problems.
Kashmiri also made an appeal to community to observe Holocaust Day on January 19 as black day by wearing black badges and switching of lights in their houses and other business establishments in the evening as a mark of protest.

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