Srinagar- National Conference (NC) President and Member of Parliament Srinagar Dr. Farooq Abdullah on Saturday interacted with a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits led by the party Minority Wing Vice President Amit Koul.
“Our stand is clear as crystal. Kashmiri Pandits, for that matter Sikhs and other minorities are part of our socio- cultural milieu. Every attack on our Pandit brothers is an out and out attack on the very soul of Kashmir. I'm looking for times, when both Kashmiri Muslim and Kashmiri Pandits live side by side” Farooq said.
The visiting delegations discussed a number of issues concerning Kashmiri Pandits, particularly those living in Kashmir with the party President. The visiting delegations said that those KPs who took up government jobs as the first step toward rehabilitation were now struggling for timely payment of earned wages, promotions and a decent quality of life.
They also stated that they do not feel safe and secure across Kashmir. They said the government has done little to provide them respite from cramped up quarters and discriminatory service rules.
Interacting with the delegation members, Dr Farooq assured the delegation members that he will take up the issues with the LG and GOI as well.
He also reaffirmed the party's stand on the return of KPs to Kashmir.
“On ground no efforts are being taken to create an enabling environment for their safe and permanent return of the Kashmiri Pandits”. (KNO)
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