In a letter to the Lt Governor, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in the Valley, Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay K Tickoo has taken strong exception to what he calls” callous approach” shown by the administration and security agencies towards “non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley”.
The letter comes amidst news that the attacks have triggered an exodus by Kashmiri Pandits with scores of families leaving the valley. Forwarding a copy of the letter to the Home Secretary, Union of India, Tickoo separately asks him to issue “necessary directions to the Union Territory government to take “necessary steps to provide security cum accommodation cover to all the non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley before any other unforeseen incident happens.”
It is most humbly submitted as under:
That from last more than one year, KPSS has submitted a number of communications on e-mail for an appointment with respect to the issues related to the Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley including the security of the left out Community living in Kashmir Valley. But in utter dismay, your Excellency chose to ignore all our requests which resulted in all these Kashmiri Pandit / Hindus killings in Kashmir Valley.
It seems that the Central and UT Government policy towards Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley has changed and since the abrogation of Article 370 and it has now stooped down on shroud politics to justify your government’s stand on the issues related to the UT of Jammu and Kashmir in general and Kashmir Valley in particular.
That from last more than ten days there is an input that the businessmen and prominent faces from Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley will be eliminated from Kashmir Valley and concerned agencies are in deep slumber and reason to which one more killing of the leading businessman was executed on October 5, 2021 by some unidentified gunmen associated to some militant outfit/s.
We will file a petition before International Human Rights Commission with a signature campaign against J&K administrationThat the callous approach shown by your goodself’s office and the security agencies working in Kashmir Valley have raised questions regarding the intentions of the present government about the security of the Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley.
That on one hand our requests for appointment to discuss these issues are put in the dustbin and on the other hand, your Excellency’s office and the security agencies fail to protect the life and property of the minorities living in Kashmir Valley clearly shows collapse and lack of coordination on part of the administration.
As such, it is requested that the issue be dealt on merits rather than issuing condolence letters and press releases and KPSS warn that if one more Kashmiri Pandit / Hindu living in Kashmir Valley becomes a victim of terrorism and inefficiency of administration and security agencies, we will file a petition before International Human Rights Commission with a signature campaign against the administration for neglecting security and other survival issues of the Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits / Hindus living in Kashmir Valley.