Focus in Parliament on excesses against KPs recognises struggle in exile: Chrungoo


Jammu February 13:(KNS)   "Focus in the Parliamentary debate on the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 passed by the Lok Sabha, sparked a lot of focus on the excesses committed against the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. It recognised the struggle in exile of the Pandits for an impartial enquiry in respect of the heinous crimes against humanity in Jammu and Kashmir committed by the extremists and terrorists in J&K state", said Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, senior BJP and Kashmiri Pandit leader and Incharge Deptt of Political Affairs and Feedback, J&K-BJP.
While expressing his appreciation of the speeches made by the Lok Sabha members and in particular of the Mumbai Police Commissioner turned politician and MP, Satyapal Singh in regard to his detailed description of the Kashmiri Pandit ethnic cleansing issue, Chrungoo said that it has brought the real issue under focus again on an appropriate platform at a right time.
According to a statement to "Kashmir News Service" (KNS) reads, the BJP leader was analysing the parliamentary debate on the issue of J&K on Saturday while speaking in a meeting of the BJP activists at Jammu. He said, "the other members like Anuradha, Bhrehthari Mehtab and Ravi Ranjan Singh spoke great sentiments in their words about the contribution in the past and current plight of the Pandits caused due to their forced mass exodus in 1989-90".
"The recent letter of BJP National Spokesperson, R. P. Singh to Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister requesting for setting up of a Commission of Enquiry in this context and the NHRC directions to the Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs about my complaint and the request for establishment of Special Crimes Tribunal are a clear pointer that the issue needs redressal forthwith now. The Lok Sabha debate has also appreciated the sentiments in this regard, which is a clear recognition of our relentless efforts in this context".
There are further expectations that the discrimination with a large portion of population in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir will come to an end by a judicious Delimitation process and report in the near future. The members of the displaced community form a politically victimised community for no fault of theirs and the ethnic cleansing in 1989-90 has added to and multiplied their woes in this respect. A fervent appeal is made to the Delimitation Commission to exercise its powers to send such a recommendation to the President and the government of India that settles the unsettled issue of politically important concern of the Kashmiri Pandit community. It will also help paving way for the resettlement of the community in the valley, eventually, as per their geo-political aspirations in the days to come".
"We demand that five seats be reserved/nominated for the minority community of Kashmir valley in the Legislative Assembly of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and also reserve and nominate one seat each in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha respectively", he further added.(KNS)

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