SKS demands special package for rehabilitation of Pandits

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 23: Anoop Kaul, chairman Sampooran Kashmir Sanghattan (SKS) today said that Kashmiri Pandits who live refugees in their own country for over three decades deserve special package for their rehabilitation. Chairman SKS has slammed Government of India that Kashmiri Pandits even as refugees within country remain calm and silent for last 30 years and this discipline and silence has ruined their existence as they were ignored by all successive Governments right from 90’s till date.
General secretary, SKS, Bharat Kachroo has also criticized the Government for ignoring the original inhabitants of Kashmir who have history of more than 10,000 years in Valley and treated them as less than second class citizens of country. Bharat Kachroo warned Government that Kashmiri Pandits are not beggars who will be maltreated by Government. It is a big disgrace on Indian democracy that one civilized community of more than 5 lakh people has been thrown out from their origin and Government of India could not do any thing for them. Bharat Kachroo asked the Government not to treat the community as beggars and instead sanction one time financial package of Rs.75 lakh per KP family whether registered or not.
SKS president, Rakesh Koul has also alarmed Government of India that silence and discipline of Kashmiri Pandits has crossed its limits and if Government will not take concrete steps for their rehabilitation and return, look after the over- aged youth of the community, traders and sanction over all health insurance policy for them the entire Kashmiri Pandit community will be on roads.
SKS demanded Azadi from Islamic terrorism, Government apathy, displacement and from economic hardships. It alleged that Government of India proved its failure in taking care of nationalist people which is unfortunate.