KPs Should Never Accept Separate Colonies, says Jama’at

SRINAGAR: J&K’s largest socio-economic-politico party, Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) on Saturday welcomed back the migrant Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) but opposed creation of separate colonies for them.

“(They) have every right to return and live without any fear from their Muslim neighbours as they used to live before leaving at the ‘behest’ of the then governor Jagmohan,” JeI said in a statement issued to KNS.

“This is not an issue,” JeI asserted, “no Kashmiri will oppose their return to their native land and restarting their routine life.”

Jama’at further said that the KPs need not to worry at all but the politicians with “vested interests are raising this issue out of proportion for achieving their mean and nefarious designs whereas they have no real sympathy” for those Pandit families which are really suffering for being away from their native land.

“Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir welcomes the return of the displaced Pandit community to Kashmir and appeals them not to be swayed away by the false propaganda of these opportunists who want to secure the political goal from this issue,” the statement added.

Jama’at termed the creation of the separate clusters for them (KPs) as “nothing but a well designed game plan to develop a permanent wedge between them and the local Muslims which in no case is fruitful for any Kashmiri and as such they should never accept this planned separation but live in conducive environment alongside with the local people”.

Expressing heartfelt sympathies with the families of all those who were killed in a “terror” attack on Saturday in Parachinar vegetable market in Khurram agency of Pakistan, Dukhtaran-e-Millat ( DeM) condemned the terrorist attack alleged that “India and her agencies” are playing a dirty game to “destabilize” Pakistan.

DeM chairperson, Syedah Aasiyah Andrabi, in a statement said, “the stability of Pakistan is important for whole Ummah and peace in South Asia.”

She also expressed sympathies with the people of Pakistan in this hour of grief.

While paying rich tributes to the “martyrs” of Gawkadal massacre who were mercilessly killed by “brutal Indian forces”, she said, “the people of Kashmir observe the anniversary of these martyrs to let the world know that we remember the people who sacrificed their lives for us and our future.”

“The people of Kashmir should pledge to continue the struggle against the occupier and should in no way compromise for their basic demands that of the merger with Pakistan,” she said.

Meanwhile, Andrabi while commenting on the passing of a resolution for the return of Kashmiri Pandit (KPs)

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