KPC pays tributes to Wandhhama martyrs

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 25: Kashmiri Pandit Conference (KPC) paid rich tribute on 24th death anniversary of Wandhama martyrs at New Delhi today and termed this a great tragedy which shocked whole humanity in general and Kashmiri Pandit community in particular.
Kundan Kashmiri president KPC, while paying homage to 23 Wandhama martyrs demanded justice for all those families of KPs who were killed by terrorists during the last 33 years of militancy in Kashmir and reiterated its demand for a thorough probe into all killings of KPs particularly three major massacres of Wandhama, Nadimarg and Sangrampura. He demanded that all culprits and other responsible people should be booked without any further delay .This would be the real tribute to the Kashmiri Pandits who have been killed during the period of militancy in Valley, he added.
The KPC president, while recalling the incident said that during the intervening night of January 24 and 25 in 1998 around a big group of militants descended on village Wandhama, Ganderbal and lined up Kashmiri Pandits and killed all the 23 members of the community. These included 10 males, nine females and four children adding that even infants were not spared.
Kundan Kashmiri, further said it is quite perplexing that every case pertaining to the Kashmiri Pandit killings has been closed for want of evidence and the perpetrators remain unidentified and it is unfortunate that the investigations seems to have deliberately sabotaged to let culprits go unpunished and roam freely.
He said it is disgusting that neither the successive governments nor any civil society/human-rights fora of Kashmir Valley took up this issue. On the other hand the separatist, semi— separatists and their agents as well as some political parties speak about return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits and their employees in the Valley.