JAMMU, Mar 9: The Kashmiri Pandit Sabha (KPS) organized an interactive session with Mayor Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Junaid Azim Mattoo here, today. It was presided by president of the Sabha, K. K. Khosa which besides the senior members of the Sabha, was also attended by some prominent members of the community.
The president of the Sabha detailed out certain concerns of the community including the prevailing situation in the Valley. Khosa mentioned that Mattoo was the Mayor of all citizens of Srinagar including those who are leading an exiled life.
The main points raised by Khosa and thereafter in the interactive session were regarding the restoration of conducive atmosphere in the Valley. Some issues were also brought to his notice regarding the encroachment of temple & Shrine properties as well as private properties. The members highlighted the importance of creating sense of security within the community before any kind of return process could succeed.
Mattoo in his presentation dealt in depth into the glorious past of Kashmir before this unfortunate exodus took place. He particularly mentioned that he belongs to a generation who had been deprived of growing up in composite culture which prevailed in the Valley. He said that he had come to the Sabha not as a politician and was not pursuing any political agenda. He wanted to have an interface with the Biradari to interact with the intellectual class as he is as keen to create harmonious relations within the Kashmir society of which it is a part and parcel.
The Mayor assured that he would take up all issues relating to be displaced community which fell in his jurisdiction and would also try to pursue matters at other levels of the Government. He also assured that he would render all help to the extent possible to repair and further develop the dilapidated property of temples & shrines besides, deputing his officers to have first hand information of the issues related with the displaced community so that the disposal could be effective and speedy in liaison with the K P Sabha Jammu.
Mattoo offered his good offices for displaced community to render every kind of help which they would need during their visit to the Valley. He also offered to organize some interactive sessions between the youth of displaced community with new generation living in Kashmir.
Those who participated in the interaction include Kuldeep Khoda Ex. D.G. Police, Prof S. K. Shah, H. N. Tiku, M. K. Mattoo, Dr. T. K. Moza, J. L. Zutshi, Aryan Ramesh, Nana Ji Raina Ashok Khar, Subash Dhar, Kewal Sher, Jetinder Parimoo, Rajinder Tiku, Deepak Dhar, Dr. Sujata Sathoo, Shama Handoo and Vinod Bhat, Additional Advocate General, C M Koul, Ravi Peer, Kumar Ji Raina, Prof G K Majoo & U K Handoo (CA).
The programme was conducted by S. L.Bagati general secretary Sabha and vote of thanks was presented by A K Braroo its senior vice president.