AIKS delegation meets Rana, Slathia; lists demands

AIKS delegation meeting Devender Singh Rana and Surjit Singh Slathia on Friday.
AIKS delegation meeting Devender Singh Rana and Surjit Singh Slathia on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Oct. 15 : AIKS delegation led by its President Dr. Ramesh Raina and accompanied by Sudhir Sopory, Dalip Koul, Vijay Kashkari and Puran Patwari called on Devender Singh Rana and S. S. Slathia in New Delhi today.
Dr. Ramesh Raina and the team felicitated them by presenting a shawl and a bouquet on their joining BJP. The opportunity was also used to apprise Rana and Slathia about the issues confronting the displaced KP community and the insecurity caused by the recent spate of minority killings in the Valley of Kashmir.
The meeting began with the welcome address by Dr. Romesh Raina, who while welcoming them introduced AIKS, its aims and objectives and its role in espousing the cause of Kashmiri Pandit displacement before the powers that be. He presented them an agenda, a road map prepared by AIKS in the several AIKS held conclaves to prepare a full proof document which was presented by it before the Government of India and all its political institutions for the past few years. Dr. Raina gave a detailed account of the organizational engagement with almost all the Government agencies involved with Kashmir Affairs.
Prof Sopory stated that the recurrent killings of the people belonging to minorities at regular intervals is a cause of concern to the people living in exile and a feeling of insecurity in the residual Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir is a natural corollary of such heinous killings.
Vijay Kashkari said it is important to understand that terrorism no doubt is down but not out. In this regard the guard should not be lowered lest these blood thirsty monsters get an opportunity to let loose the reign of terror similar to the killing of M. L. Bindroo and others.
Dalip Koul explained now is the time to instill the sense of confidence in the beleaguered community by taking some bold confidence building measures.
Shri Puran Patwari, general secretary AIKS thanked Devender Singh Rana S. S. Slathia for giving an audience to AIKS.