BJP concerned over migration of Kashmiri Pandit employees from the Valley

Jammu: As the protest by Kashmiri Pandit employees entered the 19th day, BJP on Monday expressed grave concern over their migration from the Valley and said that it will prepare a detailed report and will submit it to the Union government.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"The party is deeply concerned over the migration of the employees (Kashmiri Pandits)," state BJP chief Sat Sharma said.

He said that a Kashmir committee of BJP senior leaders is in regular touch with the employees who have migrated from Kashmir due to the turmoil there.

"The team will prepare a detailed report and the same will be forwarded to the Union government to resolve the problems being faced by them due to their migration," Sharma said.

Kashmiri Pandit workers employed with the government have refused to return to their jobs in the Valley after alleged stone pelting attacks on their transit camp.

The employees, including women, continued their 'dharna' at the Relief Commissioners Office (RCO) today raising slogans against the state and central governments accusing them of "forsaking" the Pandit community.

More than 1,600 displaced Kashmiri Hindu youths had been recruited under Prime Minister's Special employment package and posted in Kashmir voluntarily.

Most of these employees escaped from Haal transit accommodation in Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara transit camps,

Vessu and Mattan KP employees colonies in Anantnag district after the unrest began and managed to reach Jammu.

Speaking to the protesters, All Party Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC) Chairman, Vinood Pandit
threatened to sit on indefinite fast unto death if the government failed to fulfill their demands.

"We will take this agitation to New Delhi to wake up the central government over the threat and insecurity to KP employees in Kashmir. We are holding a protest demonstrations in the capital," Pandit said.

Meanwhile, National Conference minority cell president M K Yogi, All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference president Ravinder Raina, secretaries of AIKS Ashwani Bhat and Aryan Ramesh, Swami Kumar Ji from Geeta Satsang Ashram Muthi and vice president Kapal Mochan Trust (Shopian) Somnath Saraf have addressed to employees on the occasion and extended their full support and cooperation in their struggle.

Updated Date: Aug 01, 2016 22:13 PM

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