KPs concern over removal of security pickets from villages in Valley

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 11: The Kashmiri Pandit intellectuals in a meeting here, today expressed grave concern over the removal of security pickets from the villages in Kashmir valley where the members of minority community are still putting up.
The meeting which was chaired by Dr Ramesh Bhat said that in view of the prevailing situation and terrorist violence the life of the minorities putting up in Valley has been put to grave risk by the Government after removing the security pickets from these villages without thinking about its consequences.
The meeting also expressed concern over failure of Government in releasing the compensation for the migrants orchards whose trees were cut in the Valley and land grabbed by anti national and anti social elements.
It also expressed its dismay over the failure of Government in passage of Shrines and Temples Bill which is hanging in balance over a decade now. This could have acted as a big CBM in the community.
The meeting also demanded launching of special recruitment drive for the displaced youth in addition to PM job package and said that the Government has failed to keep its earlier promises of providing jobs to community youth by launching a special recruitment drive in the police.
The meeting also stressed on permanent rehabilitation of Pandits in Valley by fulfilling the geo-political aspirations of the community which is leading an exiled life for last 28 years and living like nomads due to the follies of the previous Union Government’s whose Kashmir policy resulted in mass exodus of Pandits in 1989-90.
The intellectuals also took up these issues with the BJP general secretary, (Org) Ashok Kaul and urged him to take up them with Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh and other Central government leaders. Kaul assured them that he will take up these issues with the Government both in the State as well as at New Delhi.


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