JAMMU, Mar 4: Panun Kashmir (PK) held a meeting of its Political Affairs Committee at Jammu today. The meeting was chaired by Prof. M.L.Raina, chairman, PAC. Those who attended the meeting besides others included Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, president, P K, Virender Raina, National spokesperson, Upinder Kaul, general secretary, Kamal Bagati, Vijay Qazi and Sameer Bhat. The meeting discussed the current socio-political scenario and particularly the issue of the settlement of illegal immigrants in Jammu and Kashmir State. The steps taken by the Government of India in this connection and particularly at the level of MHA were also debated upon.
Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, president, PK in his address said that Panun Kashmir feels satisfaction that the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh has sought report from the Jammu and Kashmir Government on this sensitive issue. P K has been in the forefront of the campaign to raise voice regarding the illegal immigration of people from Myanmar and Bangladesh in the Jammu province. Due to persistent efforts made at various levels, this issue has assumed significance in the context that it can cause a big threat not only to the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir but is also considered as a demographic invasion on the Jammu region. Moreover, this issue is also a potential threat to the civilizational flow of the Jammu region which has already been the soft target of the grand design of Muslim precedence in the State.
In this context, the statement of Dr. Jitendra Singh, MoS in PMO who has sought “an indepth probe into the settlement of Rohingyas on outskirts of Jammu and need for effective steps by the Government to keep check on them” also assumes importance. P K will continue to play a frontal role so far as thought process, follow up and awareness on this serious subject are concerned. It also needs to be probed as to how the UNHRC cards were prepared for these illegal immigrants while the State of India has been consistently and vigourously following the policy of non-interference of UN bodies in the Jammu and Kashmir State for the last seven decades.
Prof. M.L.Raina, chairman, PAC while speaking on the occasion said that the so-called campaign on freedom of expression unleashed with an ulterior motive has the potential to recreate 2016 situation of unrest in Kashmir Valley during this Summer. The authorities need to view this new phase of disturbances very seriously particularly when the secessionist-terrorist combine in Kashmir have failed in their ulterior design due to the heroic sacrifices made by the brave security forces.