Herald: Hindu convention criticizes Centre over Kashmiri pandits’ issue

Hindu convention criticizes Centre over Kashmiri pandits’ issue

15 Jun 2015 11:50pm IST

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15 Jun 2015 11:50pm IST

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Leader says sending pandits back to Kashmir will turn them into sacrificial lambs; proposes union territory for pandits


PONDA: The Hindu convention held at Ponda saw the central government criticized for its efforts to resettle Kashmir pandits without finding a permanent solution to their problems.

“Terrorism in Kashmir has increased compared to that in 1990. Instead of finding a solution to curb the terrorism, do not send Kashmiri pandits back to valley by just giving them financial package and thus, turning them into sacrificial lambs. BJP, by entering into an alliance with the PDP, is encouraging divisiveness. The Kashmir problem will become more complicated due to such policies of the BJP. As a result, Kashmiri Hindus are feeling dissatisfaction with the Modi government,” said Dr Ajay Chrongu, national president of Panun Kashmir said.

He was speaking at a press conference on day two of the fourth all India Hindu convention at Ramnathi, Ponda. 

He further said, “The terrorists in Kashmir are now in contact with organisations like Taliban and ISIS. The BJP-PDP alliance is creating the delusion of development instead of resorting to legal action against terrorism. As a result, the hope that the BJP government will take firm alternate action in connection with the displaced Kashmiris is diminishing. Therefore, we demand that a union territory ‘Panun Kashmir’ be formed on the north-eastern side of the Jhelum river.”

President of Bangladesh Minority Watch, Adv Rabindra Ghosh, national secretary of Bharat Raksha Manch, Anil Dhir and national spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti Ramesh Shinde were present.

Adv Ghosh said, “Bangladesh, which attained freedom with the help of India, has changed its constitution from secular to Islamic. Presently, fanatics are committing atrocities against Hindus. Thousands of temples are being demolished. Rapes and atrocities against Hindu women are on the rise. The population of Hindus, which was 22 per cent in 1971, has now come down to eight per cent. To stop the genocide of Hindus, representations were made to UNO, USA, European Union, but to no avail. We also made representations to the President. The Modi government should act to improve the situation of Hindus in Bangladesh.”

Dhir said, “The BJP said it would solve the problem of Bangladeshi intruders in its Lok Sabha election manifesto. However, the government has not taken any steps to deport the 4.5 crore intruders. The government should take immediate action against this.”
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