KPC rejects 10 townships proposal for Pandits

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 21: Kashmiri Pandits Conference ( KPC ) in a meeting today categorically rejected creation of ten townships in the Valley for resettlement of the exiled Pandits-and termed it an ill-advised an ill conceived proposal and move of cluster settlement of KPs in the valley.
KPC ridiculed and condemned all those elements and organisations who have given their consent or accepted such a proposal which is totally unacceptable to the displaced Pandits and importantly no organisation has a mandate to give such ill-advised proposals and suggestions to Government and political parties at the helm of affairs.
Displaced Kashmiri Pandit community has already decided in enmass in 2001 in a Kashmiri Pandit Assembly held under the chairmanship of father of community late Amar Nath Vaishnavi, in which it was resolved that displaced KPs will return to Valley as per their own terms and conditions to one place settlement i.e separate Kashyap Bhoomi where writ of Indian constitution, having institutional and constitutional guarantees runs large and where they to be provided with suitable employment avenues, safeguard their culture, region and ethos.
KPC senior vice president, Tej Pandita and general secretary, Dr. H.L Saraf while rejecting the colony wise and cluster-wise resettlement of displaced KPs in the valley, demanded for a meaningful dialogue with the community by the Government over their all long pending issues particularly for one place settlement of KP community in the Valley.
Tej Pandita and Dr. Saraf also demanded constitution of Commission of Inquiry for ethnic cleansing of KPs in the Valley and construction of three more townships for those displaced KPs residing in rented accommodations in Jammu, Delhi/ NCR, Pune, Bangalore and other places besides, cashless facilities for treatment in all hospitals in the country.