Report of threat to Kashmiri Pandits to distract from issues about Article 35A, 370: KPSS

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: September 12, 2018

KPSS says report "aimed to increase the trust deficit" in the Valley


Kashmir pandit

Sanjay Tickoo, president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS), a partner of CJP, has issued a statement regarding an apparent news report "telecasted by National Media about the so called threat to the Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley". Per Tickoo, the news item was "aimed to increase the trust deficit among the population living in the Valley".

Tickoo noted that, currently, the "State of Jammu and Kashmir is facing political instability". His statement emphasised KPSS’ belief that "the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) who so ever is living in Kashmir Valley is living of his own and the kind of relationship maintained within their respective neighborhood. It seems that the news item about life threat to the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley is a hoax pre-planned conspiracy and is aimed to sacrifice the Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir Valley to gain some vested interest political mileage and to distract people’s attention from the issues related to Article 35-A and Article 370."

He added, "It also seems that by sacrificing the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley, the vested interest agencies who are planning to do this heinous crime, want to justify the removal of Constitutional Articles, which give special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, before the world bodies."

According to Tickoo’s statement, after the news item was aired, some unscrupulous elements from "the local Majority Community are creating communal tension," and are harassing the local Kashmiri Pandit population. Tickoo alleged that "these elements" were "openly telling the people" that if Kashmir Pandits had not "continued to live in the valley, the Security Forces would not…come during the night hours to disturb the Majority Community living in the area." Tickoo noted that the onus lies on "the local Majority Community" who he said "are unable to stop" those "with vested interests who want to permanently damage and dislodge the Kashmir Pandits living in the Valley."

Tickoo stressed in his statement that the Kashmir Pandit minority has "full faith in the masses and more particularly on their respective neighborhood, who always stand at the hour of need and will not allow past mistakes to happen again which can permanently damage the social fabric of Kashmir Valley. We believe in unity against those trying to destroy our existence in Kashmir Valley." He called on Kashmir Pandits in the Valley to be cautious, and inform their neighbourhoods about any security issue.

Tickoo’s complete statement may be read here:
Press Release
 
Subject: Life of Pandits of living in Kashmir Valley is put on risk to divert the attention from Article – 35 A and Article 370.
 
Right now State of Jammu and Kashmir is facing political instability and amid this political chaos the news item telecasted by National Media about the so called threat to the Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley is aimed to increase the trust deficit among the population living in the Valley.
 
KPSS strongly believe that the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) who so ever is living in Kashmir Valley is living of his own and the kind of relationship maintained within their respective neighborhood. It seems that the news item about life threat to the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley is a hoax pre-planned conspiracy and is aimed to sacrifice the Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir Valley to gain some vested interest political mileage and to distract people’s attention from the issues related to Article 35-A and Article 370. It also seems that by sacrificing the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley, the vested interest agencies who are planning to do this heinous crime, want to justify the removal of Constitutional Articles, which give special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, before the world bodies.
 
Since the news items was flashed in the National Media, at some places in Kashmir Vallley, some un-scuplous elements who belongs to the local Majority Community are creating communal tension and are causing harrasment and threat to the local Kashmiri Pandit population while these elements openly telling the people that if these Kashmiri Pandits would not had continued to live in the Valley, the Security Forces would not had come during the night hours to disturb the Majority Community living in the area. Now, the onus also lie on the local Majority Community who always claim tall to say that the Kashmiri Pandits should return to their native places but on the contrary are unable to stop these un-scruplous elements with vested interests who want to permanantly damage and dislodge the Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley.
 
The religious miniscule minority (Kashmiri Pandits) have full faith in the masses and more particularly on their respective neighborhood, who always stand at the hour of need and will not allow past mistakes to happen again which can permanently damage the social fabric of Kashmir Valley. We believe in unity against those trying to destroy our existence in Kashmir Valley.
 
It is impressed upon all the Kashmiri Pandit residents living in Kashmir Valley to remain cautious and if they see or feel anything untoward in their respect areas of residence, they should beat their roof tops to inform their immediate neighborhood about the security issue. Also we request the majority Community to attend the call of distress after hearing the noise created by beating of roof tops by their immediate Kashmiri Pandit neighbor.
 
 
Sanjay K .Tickoo
President (KPSS)
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