The continuous killing of Hindus and Sikhs in Kashmir is a continuation of genocide that had been perpetratored on the minority community for decades. The recent targetted killing of Hindus and Sikhs in the Kashmir valley has created a wave of fear in the minority community and could lead to the exodus of the miniscule community.
Large number of Indians including people from Kashmiri Hindu and Sikh community today protested at Jantar Mantar against the continuing genocide of minority community in Kashmir.
The people protested against the targeted killings demanding justice, protection and a comprehensive road map on the return of the community. They also requested government that without tackling jihad, the development of Kashmir is of no value, as it creates impediment in peace and normalisation.
Sh. Kamal Hak, Spokesperson Panun Kashmir said that the solution to Kashmir problem and return of Kashmiri Pandit is not possible without acknowledgement of Genocide by the government and creation of a separate Homeland within Kashmir valley for all the minority communities and nationalist forces.
Sr. Activist Panun Kashmir Sh. Ramesh Razdan emphasised that Indian state has to fathom true import of the mindset behind the gun ; adress the issue of continuing Kashmir’ for the exiled community to North-East of river vitasta in the valley as envisioned in Margdarshan resolution adopted by the exiled Community on 28 of December 1991 in Jammu.He added that the recent escalation in selected barbaric killings of the minority community in Kashmir can mainly be attributed to continuation of Islamic Jehad.
Addressing the protestors, Sh. Dilip Matto, President Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch highlighted that the recent attempt by the government to help displaced community in reclaiming their properties has worried the terrorists and their masters in Pakistan. And now by killing innocents, they are trying to create the same fear of 1989-90
Sh. Sumeer Chrungoo, President KSD echoed the sentiments of the community, which believes that the minority community of the Kashmir can surive only if settled in one separate area, otherwise they will always be sitting ducks for the mindless jihadis.
Dr. Romesh Raina, President All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), demanded that the government should do a comprehensive assessment on the security of the minority and immediately eliminate all those behind such heinous crimes.
The protestors raised slogans demanding recognition of minority genocide and ‘One Place’ settlement of Kashmiri Hindus in Kashmir and against Pakistan, Abdullahs and Muftis. Protestors condemned mere tokenism of the Kashmir centric political parties and demanded that either they openly condemn the jihadis and their mastermind Pakistan or give up the right to claim of being people representatives.
A candle march was also taken out to pay to homage to all those who have lost their lives in this mindless jihad.