Panun Kashmir under the leadership of Dr Ajay Chrungoo, Chairman and Dr Agnishekhar, Convenor through a press statement released in Jammu today came down heavily on the policy adopted by the Union of India towards internally displaced Hindus of Kashmir.
Panun Kashmir in the statement said, “With deep anguish and Concern we want to state that the governments in the Center and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir continue to be pursuing the same policy with regard to internally displaced Hindus of Kashmir as was pursued by Congress, PDP and National Conference.”
Lamenting the stoic silence of Union Government in addressing the Hindu Genocide in Kashmir, Panun Kashmir said, “Inspite of the fact that Union Government clearly stated that JKLF was responsible for the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits thereby explicitly accepting that Hindus of Kashmir were subjected to the most gruesome crime against Humanity yet the policy of denial of genocide of Hindus of Kashmir continues unabated.”
Taking heed from the viral media reports regarding rehabilitation of Internally Displaced community at multiple locations in valley, Panun Kashmir stated, “The most glaring example are the statements of some individuals representing organizations related or close to BJP-RSS family who met Union Home Minister recently. These statements underlined that the Home Minister is visualizing the return and rehabilitation of internally displaced Hindus in colonies spread over entire Kashmir. If this is true then it is clear that Government of India does not recognize the necessity to address the issue of return and rehabilitation in the perspective of reversal of genocide but is merely interested in a tokenist cosmetic return. Such a policy has not only abjectly failed so far but has also subjected the victims of genocide to both mental and physical agony.”
The statement reiterating the demand of creation of Union territory further said, “Panun Kashmir doesn’t not consider the reorganisation of erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two UTs as a final act. Neutralization of 370 has made future reorganisation now legally very easy and creation of a Union Territory east and north of river Jhelum in Kashmir for the permanent rehabilitation of displaced Hindus of Kashmir a distinct possibility.”
Issuing an appeal to the Prime Minister of India the statement said, “We have already sent the Draft Bill named as Panun Kashmir’s- Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Bill – 2020 to Prime Minister of India and all the concerned ministries of Government of India. We appeal to Prime Minister of India to accept this draft Bill and introduce it into the parliament of India so that it can be passed as an Act.”