YAIKS delegation calls on Union MoS, submits memorandum

YAIKS delegation during a meeting with MoS Home Nityanand Rai at New Delhi.
YAIKS delegation during a meeting with MoS Home Nityanand Rai at New Delhi.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU , Nov 7: A delegation of Youth All India Kashmiri Samaj (YAIKS) called on MoS for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai at New Delhi, to appraise him as to how the community has been circumvented to be away from its mother land during last three decades and demanded comprehensive rehabilitation of the community once for all.
The delegation while felicitating Minister lauded the role of Narendra Modi Government for the re-organization of J&K and abrogation of Article 370 and 35-A in the history of Independent India.  They also submitted a memorandum to him regarding the demands.
The 11- member YAIKS coordinators delegation, representing Assembly Segments of Kashmir Valley was led by YAIKS Chief Pt. R. K. Bhat.
The Union Minister assured that Narendra Modi Government is committed to rehabilitate KP Community in their motherland with honour and dignity. He informed the delegation that the points raised in memorandum are being worked out for immediate implementation and action. He further said that KPs have to play very important role in coming time to restore Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamuriyat.
The delegation expressed the hope that the J&K Re-organization Bill 2019 will end the miseries of community perpetuated by genocide and will reconnect us to its lost roots and ancestral motherland.
The delegation demanded Smart Cities at South, Central and Northern districts of Kashmir Valley for the honourable return of Kashmiri Pandits with the grant of minority status. The protection and restoration of temples and shrines in Kashmir Valley should be on the pattern of Gurdwara Prabandak Committee and Muslim Auqaf Board. The ‘Distress Sale’ of Migrant property be declared null and void to restore pre-migration possession. Government must start direct dialogue with the gross root level leadership of KPs before preparing final blue print for the comprehensive rehabilitation of displaced Pandits to Kashmir Valley.
Minister was also informed that surprisingly the employees who volunteered themselves to serve in Kashmir Valley are still without accommodation and basic amenities for last 10 years.
The memorandum demanded that Government should make community politically empowered and reserve at least four Assembly seats and two Parliament seats besides reservation in all local and block development bodies for KPs. They further demanded Job package for left over candidates and rest of unemployed youth of the community besides 2 to 4% reservation in Central services and educational Institutions and one time compensation for the over aged displaced youth, who are main victims of displacement.
Rakesh Fotadar, Shakuntla Bhat, Ashwani Kak, Virinder Kotwal, Dilip Pandita Naresh Kumar, Sumit Raina, Dileep Bhat, Anil Raina and Indu Pandita the coordinators of various constituencies were also in the delegation.