Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of the Kashmiri Pandits, has demand constitution of an inquiry commission to probe the selective killings of the community members since 1990 and reasons for its exodus from the Valley.
The Panun Kashmir politbureau urged the Central government to declare Pandits internally displaced people so that the human rights violations against the community were addressed as per the established international norms and people involved in the killings of the community members were brought to the book.
“No return and rehabilitation is possible till separate homeland is carved out in the Valley for the minority community. Only framework that upholds Indian nation in J&K is the political reorganisation of the state as per the ‘margdarshan resolution’ adopted unanimously by the community in 1991 — separate Jammu state, Union Territory status to Ladakh and one-time settlement of refugees from the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir,” said Panun Kashmir president Vijay Bhat.
The Pandit body said people who believed in Indian nation were against the separatist ideology, which was woven around communal narrative.
It said the time had come to adopt the formula of political reorganisation of the state to uphold the northern frontier of country.
Expressing concern over what it described as the “flawed policy” of the Central government on J&K, the Panun Kashmir said the government had to understand that any compromise based on (former Prime Minister Atal Bihari) Vajpayee – (Pervez) Musharraf formula or any other method that gives parity to Pakistan in the state would lead to balkanisation of India