KHC’s concern over delay in rehabilitation of displaced Pandits

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 23: Kashmiri Hindu Conference (KHC) in a meeting has warned that delay in return and rehabilitation of displaced Pandits in their homeland or satellite township in Kashmir Valley is bound to cause irreparable damage to the State as well as the national interests.
The KHC, which held a meeting here, today under the chairmanship of its president Advocate M L Thusoo urged the Union Government to take concrete steps for rehabilitation of displaced Pandits by carving out a homeland or satellite township within Valley as per the geo-political aspirations of seven lakh displaced pandits leading an exiled life outside the Valley for last 28 years now.
It said the casual approach of the Union Government towards the issue is not in the longer national interests so Government without any delay should start a move of rehabilitating the community in the separate homeland within Valley.
The meeting, which was also addressed by convener , KHC P L Koul Budgami demanded stern action against the anti national elements as well as stone pelters in the Valley who are posing a grave threat to national unity and integrity.
It also condemned the recent statement of former Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah calling for Chinese intervention in Kashmir affairs and said that China and Pakistan should return the territory of the J&K which has been forcibly occupied by them.
Taking stock of the functioning of the Relief Organization after the joining of new Relief Commissioner it expressed the hope that appropriate steps will be taken by him to settle the long pending demands of the displaced people.
K L Ganjoo senior vice president, KHC, M L Daftri, S N Raina, M L Koul,G L Koul and others addressed the meeting.

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