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Tuesday, 29 October 2013
Sanjay Tickoo's Open Letter to Omar Abdullah - Police Officers facilitating the sale of Temples & Asthapans
An open Letter (also see update below)
Shri. Omar Abdullah
Hon’ble Chief Minister,
State of Jammu and Kashmir,
Subject:Incentives / Perks be granted to the
Administrators / Police Officers who facilitate the selling of Temples
and Asthapans of Kashmiri Pandits in KashmirValley.
With all humility in our command we (KPSS on behalf of
Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir) express gratitude
that you and your administration are allowing us to live in Kashmir
despite the fact that our presence is causing damage to your goodself’s and
your government’s hidden agendas.
Being dim-witted KPSS have filed countless representations
and applications before the persons who are at helm of affairs in your esteemed
regime with the request to take necessary steps for the preservation and
protection of temples and its endowment properties in Kashmir Valley and in
addition to that have unfortunately succeeded in getting number directions by the intervention of Hon’ble High Court of J&K for the same. Despite the
intervention of Hon’ble High Court and its directions, temple land mafia with
the help of bureaucrats and Police Officers are encroaching, selling and
damaging the temples properties in Kashmir. These
bureaucrats and Police Officers take active participation in these acts by
facilitating the malicious designs of temple land mafia in return to some
benefits that your government is enable to provide them.
Recently one Nassirulla Khan son of Mohammad Sadiq resident
of Hamdania Colony Shanpura, Srinagar
illegally encroached the temple land belonging to Shri Sanatan Dharam Pratap
Sabha on the of 12th-13th
October at around at Tulsi
Bagh Srinagar with the help of some top brass bureaucrats.
And on 28.10.2013,
one Muzaffar Khan S/o Ghulam Qadir Khan R/o Momkhan, Khathi Darwaza, Srinagar
and Shabir Ahmad Khan S/o Abdul Hamid Khan R/o Buchpora, Srinagar encroached
the temple land at Kathi Darawaza belonging to Dharam Dass Mandir, Barbar Shah,
Srinagar with the help of concerned SHO Police Station.
Just filing a FIR in these cases would not do any justice,
but will be eyewash to us.
As such, KPSS suggest that your government should openly
promote the sale and purchase of temples in KashmirValley and the incentives should be
paid to the officers who facilitate these acts. These officers should be
honoured and promoted to the next respective ranks.
KPSS is full aware that Kashmir is
not run by a system, but by the men who want to declare Kashmir
officially “Islamic or Muslim State” and for that the existence of any other
religion will prove detrimental to the hidden plans.
The website of the Bar Association states its objectives clearly: "One of the main aims of the Association, which has always remained on its agenda, is to pursue and strive for the solution of the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir according to the aspirations of People of Jammu and Kashmir. The Bar Association has been persistent in advocating the people of Jammu & Kashmir as a prime party in any sort of negotiations between India and Pakistan for resolution of this dispute."http://kashmirbarassociation.com/aboutus.html