NEW DELHI: Taking the issue of settlement to streets in New Delhi, Kashmiri Pandits Sunday protested at Jatar Mantar.
According to reports, few thousand Pandits protested to impress upon government for abolishing article 370 besides ensuring their safe return to valley.
The reports further said that Pandits sought dialogue with government to discuss the modalities for their return. They also urged Modi government to hang their killers.
Expressing concern over the change in stance of Modi government, the Pandits among various placards of protest displayed Modi blinks, hope sinks to impress the government to take them in confidence on any decision on their return to valley.
Return constitutional right of KPs
JAMMU: Minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday said the return of Kashmiri pandits is not only their birthright but also their constitutional right and the NDA-led Centre was working to bring them back.
“The return of Kashmiri pandits is not only their birthright but also their constitutional right as well. We want that he goes to his house with honor, with dignity. It is not only the responsibility of the government but of the entire country,” Singh told reporters here.
He said the BJP-led Centre was working to finish the unfinished task of the previous coalition government and that the opposition must appreciate and cooperate in this.
“During the last ten years, they were in power in the Centre (Congress-led UPA) and in Jammu & Kashmir (NC-led coalition). It would have been better if they had accomplished their work, but they could not do it. But now if the BJP government is trying to accomplish their unfinished task then it is their duty to cooperate and should desist from such avoidable controversies,” he said.
Stating that BJP has always supported the issue, Singh stressed that the return and rehabilitation of the Kashmiri pandit community was a bigger issue that must not get embroiled in any politics.
He said Kashmir was incomplete without Kashmiri pandit community.
“We always praise Kashmir, Kashmiri culture, but Kashmir is incomplete with the Kashmiri pandits,” he said.
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