JAMMU, July 21: Panun Kashmir (PK) today said that the political ecosystem today is the most favourable in decades for the final settlement of the issues of Kashmiri Pandit (KPs).
“Modi Government has enkindles great hope in the community that the terrorism in Kashmir would be wiped off lock stock and barrel and the natives of Kashmir would again be able to settle in their Homeland of thousands of years,” said Virender Raina, president of Panun Kashmir, while addressing executive council meeting of the organization.
Raina said that Kashmiri Pandits are a unique case in the history where a community was forced to become refugees in their own country. Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their abode of more than 5000 years due to persecution on religious grounds simply because of the fact that they practiced a different religion.
He said that the exodus of a peace loving community like Kashmiri Pandits is one of greatest tragedies of modern India. He added that for the reversal of genocide the illegitimate pillars of constitutional mechanations like Articles 370 and 35-A must go and there should be reframing of the constituencies and delimitation needs to be revisited.
“The resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir is a political issue of huge significance and no adhoc measures would be acceptable to the displaced community,” he asserted.
Kamal Bagati (general secretary) said that KPs as the indigenous people of Kashmir have the first and the foremost right on the territory of Kashmir and the day is not far when our aspirations would be realised in full measure. Maargdarshan Resolution 1991 is the only loadstar for realisation of Homeland in Kashmir. He said that there is a near unanimity in the displaced community about this demand.
“Panun Kashmir demands that a dialogue be held with the credible leadership of the community which has contributed towards the cause of the society in all these three decades of exile,” he added.
The meeting was also attended by Ashok Chrungoo (treasurer), Vimla Chrungoo (secretary, DOPK), Sameer Bhat (convener, PK Youth), PK Bhan, PN Pandita, Sneh Ganhar and GL Drabu.