Date: 23/09/2013

Panun Kashmir asks KPs to remain vigilant

Jammu,September 22 (Scoop News)-Panun Kashmir convener Dr Agnishekhar today asked the entire displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to remain vigilant against the machinations of some leaders of Kashmiri Panndit organizations who seem to have been selectively roped in by the govt to implement symbolic return and rehabilitation of 300 to 400 Kashmiri Pandit families in different clusters in the Kashmir valley. Addressing a joint activists meet of Panun Kashmir, Kashmira Vahini and Y4PK here at Jammu, the convener while commenting on the far reaching consequences of various recent political developments concerning the fate and future of exiled community said it appears that Union Home Ministry has finally chosen these organizations, including one PK splinter group that could be engaged in hoodwinking the national and international opinion regarding the rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

Dr Agnishekhar expressed surprise over the double speak of some of these leaders who reportedly have said nothing about the homeland demand of the Kashmiri Pandits in the meeting convened by the Home Ministry and present different version of their presentation in the media for public consumption .He condemned the divisive politics being orchestrated by the state government over the passage of temples and shrines bill. It is evident that govt has finally managed to create a confusion over the purview of the draft bill.

Referring to the performance of ‘Mahashraddha’ by a 5 member team of Panun Kashmir at Gangbal (Kashmir) recently on this years’ Balidan diwas i.e.14 september in the sacred memory of hundreds of Kashmiri Hindu martyrs and all security personnel who laid down their lives while fighting the Jehadi terrorism in the valley besides thousands of those innocent displaced KPs who died while living ‘akin to genocide life’ in camps in Jammu and elsewhere , Dr Agnishekhar complimented the exemplary role of APMCC team not only extended full support and cooperation but facilitated the performance of the sacred event at holy Harmukut Ganga at about 14000 ft above sea level.

PK convener dwelt at length on the religio-cultural importance of performing such Mahashraddha at Gangbal,Kashmir.He reminded the gathering how Panun Kashmir had planned in 2006 to perform this Mahashraddha in Mattan,Kashmir and due to threatening letter of a terrorist outfit and non-cooperation of distt authorities of Anantnag the proposed venue was shifted to Jia Pota Ghat, Akhnoor where a martyrs memorial was erected on the occasion.He said it was our commitment to perform this Mahashraddha at Gangbal ,Kashmir where Kashmiri Pandits have very old tradition of immersion of the ashes of their deceased and performing the Shraddha.

Sanjay Dhattatreya National Coordinator Panun Kashmir while hailing the cooperation and support of security personnel from the base camp Naran Nag en- route Bhuteshwar mountain (modern Butsher) to Gangbal via Trinkul highlighted how brave jawans of Rashtriya Rifles,CRPF and J&K Police are maintaining alert of highest order through the adverse weather conditions at such a high altitude in the area.
Dr Agnishekhar informed the activists conclave in detail how PK team celebrated ‘Vitasta – Diwas’ popularly known as ‘Veth – trovah’ ,the traditional birth day of river Goddess vitasta ,on the bank of famous Ganpatyar temple at Srinagar.The team under the chairmanship of west zone co ordinater of Kashmira Vahini Ms Vrishali Kaul performed special pooja in a boat in the midst of the river and offered floral tribute to the goddess vitasta.Dr.Agnishekhar and his team which included Sanjay Dattatreya,Rahul Kaul,Vrishali Kaul and Vithal Chowdhary also assessed the ground situation of the valley and conducted the survey of the status of religious and educational institutions belonging to the displaced KPs in the valley.