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KPS expresses anguish over Dr Abdullah's statement on KP youth
9/8/2018 10:37:41 PM
Early Times Report

JAMMU, Sept 8: Expressing anguish over the statement of Dr Farooq Abdullah in which he has said that young Kashmiri Pandits might not want to return to the valley since they were born and brought up outside Kashmir, the Kashmiri Pandit Sabha (KPS) Jammu said that instead we expected him to reiterate his oft repeated cliché that Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits.
In a meeting held under the chairmanship of president KPS Jammu, K K Khosa said that we had hopes that National Conference headed by Dr Abdullah would make all efforts to bring the Pandits back with honour and dignity along with full sense of security. It is very painful to note that on the one hand while each and every political party from Kashmir including the separatists have jointly demonstrated against the attempts to delete Article 35-A from the Constitution of India, not even one of them have expressed their concern about the minuscule minority of the Pandits who are living in exile for the last three decades.
During the two tenures when National Conference was in power, 1996 to 2002 and 2009 to 2014 there was no serious attempt to bring about the return and rehabilitation of KPs to the valley although rhetorical statements by the highest leadership used to be the order of the day, he said.
The Sabha wants to make it clear that no one should remain under this delusion that Kashmiri Pandits including the younger generation will give up their inherent claim on the land of their forefathers. We will redeem our pledge to return to our natural habitat on our own terms and no one can snatch away our right.
The Sabha appeals the Governor to expedite the implementation of the employment package and also the construction of the accommodation for these employees in order to mitigate their suffering.
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