Delegations of Kashmiri Hindus organizations headed by Padamshri Dr Kashinath Pandita and Vinod Pandit (APMCC) met Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu at Raj Bhawan in Jammu on Thursday. The delegation comprised of ex MLCs Surender Ambardar and G L Raina.
Terming Domicile law as historical milestone which has the potential of reversing the Genocide in Kashmir valley for last 700 years, the delegations expressed gratitude for enacting this legislation.
The delegation in a press note said, “Although there have been several migrations (Displacements) of Kashmiri Hindus in wake of continuous genocide for last over 681 years, but this step is a real healing touch to the displaced Hindu population of Jammu and Kashmir. The decision to grant domicile to the displaced people including Kashmiri migrants since 1944 has given a new hope to the community and is watershed moment with regard to doing justice with displaced population of Kashmiri Hindus.”
The delegation while terming the neutralization of Article 370 and abrogation of 35A which acted as the stumbling blocks in the path of development said, “The New Domicile Law will ensure attaining new heights by Jammu and Kashmir with equitable and inclusive development.”
The delegation termed Domicile rules as the first bold step towards ensuring justice with the displaced population of Jammu and Kashmir including those who migrated from PoJK now settled in various parts of world.
During the meeting Vinod Pandit (Chairman, APMCC) apprised the LG regarding the several issues faced by KP community. The issue of PM Package Employees who are trapped in Valley due to Pandemic was highlighted and their safe return to Jammu till the situation improves was requested by Vinod Pandit.
The delegations comprised of prominent Kashmiri Hindus including Vijay Bakaya, Former Chief Secretary of erstwhile state of J&K, Kuldeep Khoda, Former DG Police, Dr. T. K. Bhat General Secretary, ASKPC, K K Khosa, President KP Sabha, ex MLC Surender Ambardar and G L Raina, Ashok Sidha, President, Martand Tirth Trust, Kuldeep Raina, Prominent Social activist, Rajeev Pandita, Spokesperson, BJP Kashmir, and others.
The group also presented a cheque amounting for Rs. 1.75 lakh on behalf of *ZOONDAB WHATSAPP GROUP* towards PM CARES FUND to Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor further assured the members of the delegations that Government of India and the UT Government is committed to addressing all the issues of J&K.