Prominent Kashmiri Pandit organisations Roots in Kashmir (RIK), Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM), Youth for Panun Kashmir (Y4PK) and many prominent Kashmiri Pandit activists in a joint statement issued from New Delhi denounced the rehabilitation plan doing rounds in social media to rehabilitate exiled Kashmiri Hindus in 10 districts of valley. The plan of rehabilitation at 10 different places in valley is being attributed to the Home Ministry, Government of India.
Amit Raina, spokesperson RIK, said that the government has failed to analyze the reasons of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and instead of drafting plans for the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits in various districts, they should first set up a committee to establish the reasons of exodus and then formulate plans basis the findings of the committee.
Dilip Matto, President, JKVM said, “More than 1800 Kashmiri Pandits have been killed by terrorists till date, not a single conviction has happened,” adding , “The poor state of justice does show the justice system and government in poor light. He reaffirmed, “Any return of Kashmiri Pandits without justice and one place settlement is not possible.”
In the joint statement, Vithal Chaudhary, National Coordinator, Y4PK said. “What happened in 1990 was nothing short of genocide, and government instead of addressing the concerns of victims of genocide is treating us like cattle, who can be driven to any place.”
Sanjay Sapru, a former treasurer of AIKS, said that the government should take into consideration the aspirations of the community, which clearly are towards ‘one place settlement and Justice.’
In the joint statement the organizations demanded setting up of SIT/Tribunal of Justice, one place settlement, Temple & Shrine Protection Ordinance. According to joint statement, the organizations are seeking an appointment with the honorable Home Minister to apprise him of the aspirations of the committee.
While speaking with Epilogue News, Sameer Chrungoo, president Kashmiri Samiti Delhi ( Regd ) said, “Our sources in government have told us that nothing concrete has been considered or made public by them as far as rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri Pandit community is concerned. While reaffirming the commitment of KSD, he said, “KSD is committed to Margdarshan Resolution 1991 adopted by KSD and our demand is nothing short of a Union Territory as demanded in this resolution.”