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Saturday, October 29, 2016
Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) Letter to Prime Minister - Security Concern of Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley
NB: A petrol bomb was thrown last evening (Oct 28) on a Kashmiri Pandit's house in Kulgam in south Kashmir. The handful of Pandits in south Kashmir, especially, have been feeling very threatened after the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani. In several cases, policemen guarding Pandit camps have been attacked and their weapons snatched. Repeated requests to PMO and HMO from the local Pandit activist, Sanjay Tickoo, have gone unheeded.
Please see the latest appeal to Mr. Modi by Sanjay Tickoo. It is the government's responsibility in Kashmir - and elsewhere in the country - to protect and ensure the safety of the minorities. In 1990, the government utterly failed to do so, leading to the mass exodus of the Pandit community. This time as well, the current government has shown no interest so far to provide adequate security to the minority Pandits. If any member of the minority community in Kashmir is harmed, the blood will be on the government's hands - Rahul Pandita
To: The Hon’ble Prime
Union of India,
South Block, Raisina
New Delhi - 110011
Subject: Security Concern of Minorities (Non-Migrant Kashmiri
Pandits) living in Kashmir Valley
With reference to the
subject cited above it is most humbly submitted as under:
As per government
records nearly 808 Kashmiri Pandit families are living in Kashmir Valley after
the mass exodus of KP Community after 1990 armed uprising in the State of Jammu
and Kashmir. These families are living at different places in the Kashmir
Valley and till date these families were provided security from the State
Government by creating “Minority Security Pickets” close to the KP dwellings.
in Kashmir real security to life is only in the hands of God Himself, but for
presumed security these “Minority Security Pickets” are playing a big role and is
one of the basic Security Confidence to the Minorities living in Valley. But
after the encounter of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani, this security cover is
withdrawn at most of the places, making the minorities more vulnerable for any
untoward Security mishaps. Either this is being done deliberately to create
Security panic in the minds of minorities and they leave Kashmir of their own
or there is some under-cover agenda to pave ways for another massacre of the
Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley.
It may not be out of
place to mention here that after the encounter of Burhan Wani, the count of
militants in Kashmir Valley has increased many folds and are causing threat to
the security of the State as well as to the minorities living in Kashmir
As such, it is
requested to review the decision of withdrawal of Security to the minorities
living in Kashmir Valley at an earliest and a further request that the security
be re-install at all the places with additional man force, else it will be
clear that some conspiracy with malafide intentions is being hatched against
this miniscule community living in Kashmir Valley.
Sanjay K. Tickoo
President, Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS)
Copy to the:
Hon’ble Chief Minister, State of Jammu
and Kashmir, Srinagar