More KP bodies protest against alliance, BJP for scuttling Bill

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Mar 7: More KP organizations today expressed their concern over the role of ruling alliance, BJP and some other political parties in scuttling the Temples Bill in the State Assembly recently.
All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference (ASKPC) which met here, today under the chairmanship of its president H L Chatta while expressing concern over the role played by the ruling alliance and some other political parties, said that the Bill was brought by Congress earlier when the party was in power and since then it is hanging in balance.
He said the KPs never expected a negative role played by a political party on the issue with which the community has many expectations. He said the community will twice think about its support to political parties during the ensuing Parliamentary elections.
Mr Chatta also expressed concern over the encroachment of land of a KP widow in Lolpora area of Baramulla district and demanded its immediate restoration. He said that the Government was silent spectator on land grabbing and the Act formulated in this regard has been thrown to winds by the authorities.
All Displaced Kashmiri United Front (ADKUF) which also met here today under the chairmanship of P L Raina while condemning the role of the ruling alliance and BJP in scuttling the Bill however appreciated the positive support given by PDP, CPI (M), PDF and independent MLA for preservation and protection of Hindu shrines in Valley.
He said the deprived displaced community was in dire need of granting a minority status about which the Centre has already written to the State Government.
KP organizations at Chandigarh, Panchkola and Mohali in Punjab have also strongly condemned the role of BJP and provocative statements by its two leaders on the Bill which have hurt the sentiments of the community.
In a statement through M K Jalali president Sharika Peeth Subash Nagar they urged the BJP High Command to define the Party’s role towards displaced Pandits from Valley.
Inderji Labroo of Samajwadi Party has also condemned the role of BJP leaders on Temples Bill.