KPs for permanent rehabilitation

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Aug 10: Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) representing various political and social organizations have demanded their rehabilitation as per the aspirations of the community living in exile for the last over 30 years.
In a joint statement issued here, today they said that it is high time for the Government both at Centre and UT of J&K to frame a concrete policy in this regard in accordance with geopolitical aspirations of the community.
They, while exuding confidence in the new Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha having a varied experience in administrative and political field said that the displaced Pandits are hopeful that he will use his good offices in solving the ticklish issue of the exiled Pandits on priority basis.
The meeting also demanded filling up of remaining posts under PM package announced in 2008, announcement of job package for the displaced youth both in Central and UT Government offices as well as PSUs, representation in State Legislature and Parliament soft loans to displaced youth for setting up their business ventures under Skill India and stand up India schemes, enhancement of cash relief, passage of Shrines and Temples Bill, bringing the migrants under Ayushman Bharat Scheme and construction of quarters for the accommodation of PM package employees in Valley and ensuing security to the minority Pandits living in Valley.
The signatories to the statement included Kundan Kashmiri president KPC, Bharat Bushan Bhat Gosani, Vinod Pandit, Shiban Ji, Ashok Kumar Koul, Vimal Jyotshi, B K Wantoo, Nana Ji Raina ex Sarpanch, and Makhan Lal Bhat all social and political activists.