Jammu Tawi, May 22
On his recent visit to all three regions of J&K State Prime Minister Modi, consciously ignoring the plight of Kashmiri Pandit exiled community and by not uttering even a single word about the Kashmiri Pandits, has played into the hands of divisive communal forces bent upon projecting the Kashmir secessionist movement as a legitimate issue with Indian forces as a suppressive entity. This was stated by Advocate Ravinder Raina, President ASKPC who expressed deep annoyance on behalf of the exiled Kashmiri Pandit Community over Prime Minister’s speeches in the State without referring to KP’s problems also. Though KP’s are a political non-entity and used by political parties at the time of elections only, President ASKPC while recollecting the 2014 elections, when PM Modi did use the KP card, reminded the PM that in 2019 also issue of KP’s would be exploited, without addressing to their legitimate grievances.
On one hand, return of community with honor & dignity has been projected as a hollow promise, while as the ground reality is that community assets are being encroached upon even today. The community feels anguished over the latest incident of a temple property being illegally encroached at Batamaloo, though as per the migrant property act, the Deputy Commissioners are the custodians of the left over property & religious shrines/temples. Advocate Raina demanded that the Govt. should take action against the DC’s for not being able to protect the community shrines.
Demanding that the PM employment package should be implemented in Toto, addressing the issue of over aged youth, skill development schemes, loan facilities for start-ups/self-employed.