Monday, April 18, 2011


Srinagar, Apr 18 (Only Kashmir): The Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) today alleged that visit of chairman of breakaway Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani to migrant Pandits in south Kashmir was a ''cheap political move'' to please Centre and state governments.
In a statement here, KPSS president Sanjay Kumar Tickoo said that visit of Mr Geelani to Kashmiri pandits, who returned in south Kashmir, at Vesu in south Kashmir district of Kulgam yesterday, was a cheap political move.
He said the hardline Hurriyat chairman assured full protection to migrants who returned here after about two decades but did not say anything about those non migrant Pandits, who remained in Valley despite all odds.
The migrants returned to cash the benefit of Prime Minister's package, he said adding but those who stayed back in Kashmir were always ignored by the government and political leadership.
Mr Tickoo said Mr Geelani did not utter a word about a non migrant boy, who is missing since April 4,2011.
It seems that the Chairman Teheek-e-Hurriyat Geelani does not require the persons who lived in Kashmir during the most troubled period, he said adding Geelani has turned his back towards those Kashmiri pandits who refused to leave their homeland and stayed with their Muslim brethern.
He said Mr Geelani favours return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley but ignores those who stayed with him.
The visit of Mr Geelani to migrant Pandits was more politically motivated than a humanitarian touch.
He said Mr Geelani's ' Return of Kashmiri Pandit Campaign'' should have been started from Sheikhpora, Budgam as it houses the Kashmiri Pandits who lived in Valley.
About Mr Geelani's assurance to Kashmiri Pandits that they will be protected, Mr Tickoo said it was a political statement as there was no trace of missing youth in Anantnag.
After the gap of 22 years, Geelani visited the migrants camps just to please the Delhi and State Government, he said adding it was a move to build faith among those who do not believe in him and his political ideology.
He said Mr Geelani should also assure 651 families of protection and other help, who did not migrate and stayed in Kashmir when others left for different parts of the country.
He also demanded that those responsible for damaging temples and killing of Pandits be brought to book.


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