JAMMU, Jan 6: Panun Kashmir (PK) today said that the genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits continues till date since the displaced people, have been forced to get scattered and live at various places throughout the globe. This cuts the roots of their homogeneity, existence as a socio-cultural-ethnic group and togetherness in their natural and historical habitat. Their forced dispersal is tantamount to “finishing the community in whole or in part” which is clear genocide as per the convention on Prevention and Punishment of the crime of genocide.
The PK in a letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh turned his attention towards the declaration of National Human Rights Commission made two decades back that ‘acts akin to genocide were committed against the Kashmiri Pandits’…… and…..’a genocide type design may exist in the minds and utterances of the militants and terrorists in Kashmir against them’.
It said the Government of India can play a big role to reverse the process of genocide in a step by step exercise. In order to nail down the younger generation to the land of Jammu & Kashmir, Panun Kashmir demanded that a Special Recruitment Package for 1,000 Central Government jobs be declared immediately for the displaced youth of Kashmir.
It further said that the cost of living index has gone up and the relief holders need the support of the Government. Over the last more than five years there has been only a single enhancement of relief amount. “We demand that the amount of relief per person be raised to Rs. 5,000 with a maximum of Rs 20,000 per family”, .
The letter said as a matter of fact, the code of conduct will be in force in one and a half month’s time subject to the presentation of the Vote of Account in the Parliament. “We propose that the budgetary allocation for both these demands may be made in the Vote of Accounts so that the implementation of the required processes could be taken up in hand by the adminisitration at the earliest. This will be a big confidence building measure in favour of the displaced community by the Government at this important juncture of immediate concerns.
The PK while expressing its solidarity with Narendra Modi said people of the country as well as PK is hopeful that Modi led BJP will bounce back to power in taking India to heights.