Migrant Pandits seek Modi’s help to return home

Srinagar : Kashmir Pandits Policy Group has shot a letter to Prime Minister Narinder Modi saying that if the exiled community is not repatriated back to home land with dignity and pride now, then it shall be never.

According to a statement , the group headed by Ashok Bhan, the supreme court lawyer, the letter reads: “The subject of Jammu & Kashmir has become enveloped in a dense opacity with layer upon layer of distortions of history, self-serving myths and competing political interests. Peeling off these layers by revisiting history, without prejudice on the real issues involved, can only help in our search for a brighter tomorrow for Jammu & Kashmir.”

The return of the exiled community back to Kashmir Valley with pride, is a matter of enforcing the Indian Constitutionalism and the moral and political position on Kashmir nationally and internationally. It is important to restore and protect multiculturalism, plural ethos and secular identity of our great Nation.”

The letter says that the return, restitution and retention of KPs as a concentrated religious Hindu Community shall be the real test of the will of the central Govt. Kashmir imbroglio will not find any headway towards solution, unless KPs are rehabilitated & returned in the Valley and made part of every dialogue process as a stake holder.

“It is the constitutional & political duty of Govt. of India and the J and K Govt. to repatriate the entire exiled KP community back to their Homeland/Valley of Kashmir with honor, decent living & pride. It is the duty of Govt. of India to get the reasons & circumstances of death & destruction unleashed by militants probed and fix the responsibility for killings of innocent citizens & genocide & exodus of KPs.”

The letter reads: “The central Govt. has the strength of numbers in the Parliament and the massive mandate. It is hoped that Govt. of India shall revisit K-policy by demonstrating the political will and large heartedness in dealing with K-situation & liberally fund the return, rehabilitation, relief & security of KPs back in the homeland/Kashmir valley. KPs once again remind you sir, what once former PM IK Gujral had stated “For the illustrious KP community, which has contributed a great deal in shaping the democratic, progressive & secular India, if the coffers of the Country are emptied still that would be lesser a price.”

The letter adds that KPs beseech you sir as the Prime Minister to rise above the civil service advise/jargon while designing any package for return of KPs .The consultations with KP representatives  becomes imperative for taking into account the entire  gamete of the present & future problems.

“KPs are a religious minority, it calls for due statutory recognition. Constitution of a minority commission shall be one of the measure in this direction. GOI shall start a structured dialogue with KPs for designing a comprehensive time bound package for return and rehabilitation. It shall not take more than two to three years for its implementation. The yearning to return is almost electrified by your becoming the Prime Minister with massive mandate. KPs look forward for the invite for the structured meeting with You sir.” 

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