Jammu Tawi, April 28
Panun Kashmir, the frontal organization of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, organized a Media Interaction programme with the visit of Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir to the city at Ahmadabad today.
During his visit to the city, the displaced Kashmiri Pandits living here also held a get-together at Kashmir Bhawan situated in the city. Chrungoo also met the Mayor of the city, Gautam Shah at his office and discussed the issues pertaining to the Kashmir situation and the concerns of the displaced community from Kashmir.
“The stone pelting has been a part of the political culture of Kashmir for the last one hundred years. The minority community of the Pandits used to be the first target of the stone pelting culture initially, then this practice was used to settle scores with political rivals in Kashmir”.
Moreover, the people of Jammu, Ladakh and the community of Kashmiri Pandits have to do nothing with this facade of Kashmiriat. All of them owe their allegiance to the Indianness, Indian cultural ethos and the Indian constitution. The grand design of Muslim precedence cannot be saddled upon the nationalist people in Jammu and Kashmir under the garb of Kashmiriat.
Panun Kashmir demanded that the government should urgently hold a dialogue with the representatives of the displaced community of the Pandits on this issue since the Pandits are the indigenous people of the Kashmir valley and have an inalienable right on the territory of Kashmir as the first and primary stakeholders to the territory of Kashmir.
On this occasion, Panun Kashmir expressed gratitude to the people of Gujarat for their role in extending help to the members of the displaced Pandit community of Kashmir. Panun Kashmir also extends greetings to the people of Gujarat on the eve of Gujarat Day which falls on the 1st of May.
S. K. Bhan and Sunil Kachroo, President and Secretary respectively of Kaushur Milchar, Vivek Ogra, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President and several others were also present at the media interaction session.