APMCC condemns Separatists, NC for opposing return of Pandits to Valley............A wanderer in exile at 75+11 months Deprived of his Cremation Ground by the Farooq Abdullah Government with acquiescence by the Rajiv Government at the Center.
All Parties Migrants Co-ordination Committee (APMCC) has condemned the separatist leaders, National Conference and Er Rasheed for their opposition to the return of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to Valley in composite townships and questioned the credibility of J&K Chief Minister Mufti Mohd Sayeed for changing his stance under pressure from Hurriyat.
Addressing a joint press conference here today Vinod Pandit, Chairman and King Bharati, National Spokesperson APMCC alongwith Advocate Arun Kandroo, Gen Secy and GL Bhat took a serious note of the nexus between mainstream politicians and separatist elements in Kashmir for opposing the return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley in townships saying they have no business to tell KPs where to live in Valley.
Expressing serious concern over the developments Vinod Pandit said that there was a nexus between National conference and Hurriyat as both alongwith Er Rasheed were talking in same language when it comes to the return of Pandits to Valley.
Pandit said that it was KPs prerogative when to return, where to return and how to live saying nobody can dictate terms to them adding separatists and mainstream political parties were befooling GOI over township issue knowing well that majority of KPs were forced to sell their land and property in Kashmir.
King Bharati, Senior Journalist and National Spokesperson while condemning the stance of the separatists, NC and Er Rasheed questioned the credibility of the ruling government which has buckled under pressure from Hurriyat and taken a complete U-turn.
Bharati said that the announcement and the whole idea was ill-timed and irrelevant as the real stakeholders are never taken into confidence over the return of Pandits to Valley adding separate townships was a necessity to keep unique tradition and rituals of Kashmiri Pandits intact.
He reiterated his demand of constituting National Level Apex Committee comprising ground level leaders under the direct supervision of Government of India to formulate any return plan adding only KPs themselves would decide how and where to live.
Advocate Arun Kandroo wondered why government was taking unilateral decision over such a sensitive issue and then backtracking under pressure and seconded the demand of National Level Apex committees for KPs with real representation.
Girdari Lal Bhat said that Pandits were being made scapegoats for the political gains and asked the government to involve those migrants who have dared to work on ground in Kashmir and opposed any plan without the participation of organizations who work on ground level.
Ravinder Koul and Rakesh Pandita were also of the opinion that Pandits woking at ground level must be taken into confidence before announcing such return plans as unilateral decisions were fraught with such reactions and consequences. They also announced that a protest demonstration was being held at 2 pm at Jantar Mantar on April 11 by APMCC to protest against the separatists.
The leaders were unanimous in condemnation of the Militants, Hurriyat and other separatist leaders as well as National Conference and Er Rasheed for reaping political gains over the miseries of Kashmiri Pandits.There was ding dong pitched battles in Kashmir today due to separatists .In jammu many people were injured in Jagti town ship of Migrants .one elderly man aged about 74 I was thrown out of valley because my head is stamped as Indian dog
another said that I am A wanderer in exile at 75+11 months
Deprived of his Cremation Ground by the Farooq Abdullah Government with acquiescence by the Rajiv Government at the Center.mean while Home Minister India said we do not fear these anti national elements .and we have clear instruction and Mufti has to act upon it.