JAMMU, Sept 20: The Kashmiri Pandit community in Australia held a rally in Melbourne supporting the Indian Government’s decision to abrogate controversial Article 370 of the Indian Constitution according special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Joined by other members of Indian-Australian community, the rally was held from Victorian State Parliament to Federation Square. The people were carrying tricolours and posters that read, “J&K is our motherland …India is our nation”. They also sang patriotic songs during the rally. One of the banners also read “Celebrating United India”.
The Kashmiri Pandits in the rally narrated personnel stories of how they were driven out of their ancestral homeland back in 1989, 1990 after terrorism gripped Kashmir.
The rally fully endorsed the Government of India’s decision of abrogating Article 370 and integrating J&K fully with Indian Union thereby correcting a historical blunder committed over seven decades back.