NC Minority Cell seeks roadmap for KPs’ return

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 2: Seeking humane approach towards resolving the issues confronting over six lakh displaced Kashmiri Pandits, Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Minority Cell today exhorted the Centre to chalk out a time-bound roadmap for their safe, honourable and dignified return as per the aspirations of the stakeholders.
“The forced and painful exodus of the microscopic minority community continues to haunt the nationalist KPs who continue to be refugees in their own country for the past over three decades”, the charter of demands adopted at a high level of the community functionaries under the chairmanship of Provincial president Rattan Lal Gupta here said, reminding the present dispensation at the Centre to keep up the promise of facilitating dignified return of the Kashmir Pandits.
Gupta described the migration of Kashmiri Pandits as a blot on the glorious ethos of Jammu and Kashmir which is known the world over for its inclusiveness and harmonious co-existence. He also enumerated the measures taken by the National Conference during its various spells of governance for ameliorating the lot of the displaced community.
Gupta hoped that the administration will take a call on the pressing issues facing the unfortunate people and resolve these earnestly.
NC Minority Cell president MK Yogi highlighted the key points of the charter of demands amid overwhelming applause from the participants from camp and non-camp migrant dwellings.
The charter of demands, seeks the involvement of all the stakeholders including intellectuals besides heads of KP social and philanthropic organizations; enhancement  of monthly relief assistance from meager amount of Rs 13000 to 25000 per month; creation of 10,000 posts for the educated unemployed youth of displaced  community  as the unemployment among KP youth is on the rise; compensation  to over aged educated and unemployed  youth who are running  from pillar  to post in exile  for sustenance  of their livelihood.