Kashmiri Pandit leadership once again came out in open support of the agitating Kashmiri Migrant Employees of Kashmir alleging violation of their human rights by state government and demanded justice for them with immediate appointment of a nodal officer at Jammu to redress their grievances by releasing their timely salaries till conducive atmosphere is created for their return to valley.
The Pandit leadership belonging to all sections addressed a 2ndjoint Press Conference organized by All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC)where they castigated the state government for ignoring KP Hindu employees who are on a dharna for the past 81 days after their residential camps were attacked extensively and selectively during the current unrest in Valley with government turning a deaf ear towards their miseries.
The KP leadership which included almost all the top organizations came down heavily on the attitude of the state government for indulging in human rights violation against Hindu employees working in Kashmir Valley under PM Package and Non-PM Package category saying their salaries are withheld and their demand of appointment of a nodal officer at Jammu is not heard leaving them to the mercy of God.
The Pandit leadership said that the basic thing of appointing of a nodal officer at Jammu is not being met and till date no government official has been deputed to visit them to enquire about their welfare. Seeking immediate appointment of a nodal officer and creation of a cell for them at Jammu they said that the services of these employees should have been used at Jammu in such a cell so that more than 2000 employees were not forced to sit on dharna under the scorching Sun. The Pandit leaders said that these nationalist people who braved all odds to work in Kashmir Valley have been left high and dry by the government while it was busy in placating and appeasing separatist elements responsible for unrest in Kashmir.
The leaders said that employees have already stated that they are willing to serve in Kashmir when government creates such a conducive atmosphere that they are able to move freely for their destinations adding till such a time government must create a nodal office in Jammu to utilize their services here and release their salaries.
Pandits extended their full support to the employees saying their services should be utilized in Jammu till an atmosphere of peace prevails in valley and threatened that if government continues to adopt dictatorial attitude towards Hindu employees entire leadership will devise a strategy to take the fight to national and international foras. They said that situation in Kashmir valley was not in the hands of the government or even separatists and in such a civil war kind of a situation they cannot send their children to Valley. Seeking immediate constitution of a high-level official committee to talk to agitating employees KP leadership said that they will not allow the government to use the Hindu employees as scapegoats for its failed rehabilitation attempt.
Those who addressed the Press conference and were present include Swami Kumar Ji of Geeta Satsang Ashram Muthi,Adv Ravinde Raina, President ASKPC, Vinod Pandit, Chairman APMCC, AdvArunKandroo, Gen Secy APMCC,Sh M.K Yogi President NC Minority cell, Prof BL Zutshi, Educationist and social activist,Sh Manohar Nath Pandita Vice Chairman Congress Minority cell,Sh Kuldeep Raina President Mata Kheer Bhawani Asthapan Manzgam & Social activist,Sh.T.N Kaul President Muthi Buta 2nd ,Dr TK Bhat Gen.Secy ASKPC,Sh Aryan Ramesh Secy AIKS J&K,Virender Pandita APMCC and Vimaresh Kaul.