JAMMU, Feb 21: Kashmir Sikh Displaced Forum (KSDF) organized a seminar on “Rehabilitation of Kashmiris with honour and dignity”, here today.
During the seminar, various speakers gave their views and were of the opinion that Government should be serious about the problems being faced by kashmiri displaced peoples, who had migrated from Valley because of militancy.
The programme started with welcome address by President Prem Singh Raina. He gave reference of the high level meetings held in Delhi and further course of action.
He strongly advocated for the rehabilitation of the KP community with dignity. He demanded that the minority status for Sikh community in J&K. He also highlighted the role of Sikh community in maintaining peace in the State.
Dr Hardeep Singh Bali raised his voice for the Sikhs living in Valley. He said that the Sikhs in Valley also need rehabilitation. He stressed upon the State and Centre Government for the relief.
MLC Charanjit Singh Khalsa assured that BJP is committed to take migrants back to their home land with dignity and honour.
Ashwani Kumar Charangoo laid emphasis on the rehabilitation of kashmiri samaj in the Valley with honour and dignity. He announced that Panun Kashmir will include members of KSDF in the high level discussion on the subject with Government of India. He assured full support to KSDF and also demanded the minority status for Sikhs in J&K State.
Baba Harbans Singh Mehta from UK assured full support to both KSDF and Panun Kashmir. He was also in favour of minority status to Sikh community in the State. He appealed to State Government in particular and Government of India in general to protect the rights of Sikh community in the State. He appeal to Government to take proper care of Sikhs living in Valley and demanded reservation in Government jobs for educated Sikh youth in the Valley.
KCS Mehta, Chairman, KSDF demanded the minority status for microscopic community in the State. He was also of the opinion of rehabilitation of displaced Kashrniris and assured that KSDF will continue their struggle for the rights of his community in the State.