JAMMU, Aug 25: Panun Kashmir organised an impressive and well attended programme at Kashmiri Pandit Sabha, Amphalla, here today.
The theme of the programme was ‘J&K State and Kashmiri Pandits: Before & after scrapping of Art370/Art35A”.
Lt. General (Retd), PS Mehta, AVSM & VSM was the chief guest on the occasion, while Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, BJP State Spokesperson on Kashmir Affairs was the guest of honour. Bimal Tikoo, Development Commissioner (Retd) was the special guest on the occasion, while Virender Raina, President, Panun Kashmir presided over the function and presented the welcome address.
PK Bhan, Sr PK activist conducted the proceedings of the programme while JL Kaul, Sr Vice President presented the vote of thanks.
General PS Mehta said that a new history has been created by the central government’s decision on J&K and the focus is surely on the POJK now, adding the indigenous people of the Kashmir valley, the Kashmiri Pandits have a great role in the future course of history and they need to be ready to take up the new challenges.
Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, during his address, presented a Resolution which was unanimously passed by the house.
“We on this occasion, specially express our gratitude to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi Ji and the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah Ji who scripted new history in the Jammu and Kashmir State.
The house unanimously resolved to demand that the planning should be initiated forthwith that all those Hindus of Kashmir who were forced to leave the Kashmir valley in the past 700 years due to religious persecution, division of Jammu and Kashmir state in 1947 and terrorism need to be resettled in Kashmir as the primary stakeholders of the valley of Kashmir; all such seven hundred thousand people may be resettled at one place in the valley keeping in view their Geo-political and fundamental aspirations in Kashmir; the delimitation process need to reserve five seats in the Assembly of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir for the minorities; the recruitment of the youth of the displaced community in order to fill up all 6,000 reserved posts in the government; grant of one-time compensation for employment of the over-aged youth of the displaced community; a Bill envisaging preservation, protection, promotion and management of Hindu temples and shrines in Kashmir be adopted by the UT legislature of Jammu and Kashmir at an earnest and Special Crimes Tribunal be established to enquire into the excesses, genocide and ethnic cleansing committed against the Hindu minorities of Kashmir in view of the pronouncement made by the National Human Rights Commission in 1999.