December 5, 2023

The BJP on July 28 defended the transfer to order seats for Kashmiri Pandits and displaced residents of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) within the Meeting of the Union Territory.

“The BJP has pledged to guard the rights of all of the sections in J&Ok. The Nationwide Convention [NC] has blood on their arms. The Abdullahs, the Muftis, the Gandhis, are chargeable for 1989. Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was Union Dwelling Minister and Dr. Farooq Abdullah, Chief Minister, when Kashmir noticed a mass migration of Pandits,” Tarun Chugh, nationwide common secretary of the BJP, mentioned in a video assertion.

He mentioned Kashmiri Pandits had been threatened, their homes set on hearth, and compelled to go away the Valley in 1989. “These chargeable for their migration are elevating questions now. Shouldn’t they [Pandits] get justice? Shouldn’t PoK residents, who stood for India, get illustration? These pushing Pakistani propaganda in J&Ok gained’t succeed,” Mr. Chug mentioned.

The BJP has additionally hailed the transfer to permit Shia Muharram procession on the standard route in Srinagar after 33 years on Thursday. “This displays the pledge made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas. All festivals in J&Ok, whether or not Amarnath Yatra, Janmashtami or Muharram are noticed collectively. It’s resolution to permit the Muharram procession, which has not been happening for greater than three a long time,” Mr. Chug mentioned.

The Centre has moved a Invoice within the Parliament to order two seats for Kashmiri Pandits and one for PoK within the Meeting of the UT. 

In the meantime, the J&Ok Adarsh Sangram Occasion urged the intervention of Lieutenant-Governor Manoj Sinha to look into the circumstances of “unlawful occupation of lands and properties of the Kashmiri Pandits within the Kashmir Valley”.

“L-G Sinha promised to take away the unlawful possession of Kashmiri Hindus’ homes in Kashmir valley two years in the past however has failed to deal with the grievances of the minority neighborhood until date for unknown causes,” Inder Labroo, State president of the J&Ok Adarsh Sangram Occasion, mentioned.