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Sunday, July 8, 2018
KASHMIRI PANDIT SANGARASH SAMITI - Letters to J&K Governor Concerning the threat to the life of Sanjay Tickoo, President KPSS
NB: These letters by Sanjay Tickoo, President of the KPSS are posted with his permission. DS
Letter dtd July 2, 2018
To: His Excellency the Governor,
State of Jammu and
Raj Bhawan, Srinagar/
related to threat to life to the applicant and one of the members of Kashmiri
Pandit (Non-Migrant) Community living in Kashmir Valley.
With reference to the subject
cited above, it is most humbly submitted as under for kind perusal of His Excellency
with the request to direct the concerned to take necessary steps.
That it is a known fact
that few days before Shri Syed Shujat Bhukhari, Senior Journalist was assassinated
along with his two security guards in broad day light in heart of the city by unknown
gunmen. It is also a fact that just few days before this heinous crime a hate campaign
was stated on one of the blogs namely kashmirfight.wordpress.com was started
and the security agencies believe that there is a link between the assassination
of Shri Syed Shujat Bukhari and the blog and till date it is not confirmed who
actually runs this blog and from which place.
We strongly believe
that this blog is more like a hit list of 1990's which were made by the
militants to execute the killing of common men and women. After the assassination
of Shri Syed Shujat Bukhari, two more journalist names surfaced in the blog and
the news of the same came into the press that the journalists are under life threat.
On 28.06.2018, we came
to know that on the said blog a list is being displayed with some misleading
and frivolous claims and in the list two non migrant Kashmiri Pandit names are
also figuring, one is of applicant i.e. Sanjay Tickoo and other name of Vijay who
is a government employee and is working in State High Court at Srinagar. Though the matter was immediately
brought into the notice of security agencies at all levels, but we are not aware
what actually has been done in the matter and how our life will be protected if
any unforeseen incident happens to our lives.
applicant along with another victim of this said blog tried hard to meet Shri
Syed Ali Shah Geelani at Hyderpora to talk about this blog (hit list) and the
threat perception that applicant along with another victim feel, but unfortunately
the concerned Police Officers did not allowed us to meet him for the reasons
best known to them only.
It is irony, we non-migrant
Kashmiri Pandits are under life threat, neither have we been made aware about what
State Security Agencies are doing in this regard nor they allow us to take necessary
precautions to safeguard our lives. If anything untoward happens to us or our family
members, the onus for the same will also lie on the Security Agencies working in
Kashmir because of their callous approach on the issue.
As such, it is most
humbly requested, that we may be made aware what actually Security Agencies are
doing to protect our lives and also the concerned Police Station i.e. P/S Kral
Khud be directed to register necessary F.l.R. against unknown persons as we are
feeling threat to life and initiate investigations under rules to nab the
culprit at an earliest.
Also, a formal communication
was also faxed few days before, about granting of some time for appointment to talk
various important issues related to Kashmiri Pandits (non-migrant) living in Kashmir,
it is requested that the said communication be considered on priority basis and
some valuable time be spared from your good self busy schedule so that some
hard pressed issues related to Kashmiri Pandits (non-migrant) living in Kashmir
could be discussed and redressed properly and obliged
To: Private Secretary to His Excellency the Governor,
State of Jammu and Kashmir,
Raj Bhawan, Srinagar
Subject: Request of formal
appointment to meet His Excellency the Governor, on priority basis, to discuss some
hard press issues related to Kashmiri Pandits (Non-Migrants) living in Kashmir.
With reference to the
subject cited above, it is submitted that a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits living
in Kashmir Valley under the banner of applicant organization wish to meet His
Excellency the Governor to discuss some of the issues related to Kashmiri Pandits
(Non-Migrants) living in Kashmir Valley. In this regard, it is most humbly requested
that, on priority basis, some of the valuable time of His Excellency be spared in
our favour for formal appointment so that the grievances / issues faced by the Kashmiri
Pandit Community (Non-Migrants) could be discussed and redressed in a proper manner