KPs have important role to play: Mufti Sayeed
Dr Kaul Seeks Community’s Support For PDP
Jammu, Apr 22: Asserting that attaining power was not his objective, former Chief Minister and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Sunday said the Kashmiri Pandits have an important role in the “ongoing transformation process in the state”.
Reiterating the resolve of his party to facilitate honorable return of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to their native places, Mufti said the community has to play an important role in ongoing transformation process in Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking at an interactive session with the representatives of various Kashmiri Pandit organizations here, Mufti sought support and cooperation of the Kashmiri Pandit community to change the present system. “PDP has already started the process of transformation to change destiny of the people of this state”, he said, adding, “I want you to play a role in the process of transformation and you have to be with us in our efforts to establish a new system in the State”.
He recalled contribution of Kashmiri Pandit leaders especially Sham Lal Saraf, P N Bajaj, Kashyap Bandu, D P Dhar and others in strengthening democratic system in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Aim of PDP is not just to attain the power but our ultimate goal is to change destiny of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and to establish a system where justice will be given to all sections of the society”, he said and exhorted the displaced community to come forward and join PDP’s campaign to change the system.
“It was my desire to hold such an interactive session to meet with Kashmiri Pandits living in different areas of Jammu”, he said and termed today’s interaction a good beginning. “Return of Kashmiri Pandits to their native places in Kashmir Valley is must to maintain the ethnicity and diversity of Kashmiri culture”, he maintained and reiterated his party’s resolve to facilitate honourable return of the community. “It is my desire to bring back all Kashmiri Pandits who have left their homes and hearths two decades back”, he announced, adding, “PDP wants that Kashmiri Pandits should return to their native places with dignity and honour”.
The former Chief Minister listed various steps which were taken during PDP led regime to solve the problems of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. He said that comprehensive project was started by the PDP led government for the beautification of Khir Bhawani temple in Kashmir Valley.
Speaking on the occasion, former Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig said that holding interactive dialogue was a cultural necessity and there was a need to organize such sessions in future also. He said that problem of the Kashmiri Pandits should be solved with human approach. Baig assured the Kashmiri Pandits that PDP was committed to the honourable return of KPs to their native place because they were part and parcel of Kashmir.
He assured that PDP would create conducive atmosphere for their return to their native places with honour and dignity. He said that without Kashmiri Pandits, Kashmir was incomplete and their return was must to restore the aged old traditions and culture. “We are very much aware that for the last 23 years displaced community has been facing lot of hardship due to their displacement from their homes and hearths”, he pointed and hoped that days were not far when Kashmiri Pandits would return to their native places.
Spokesman of PDP, Dr Sameer Kaul, who was chief guest in the function exhorted the Kashmiri Pandits to strengthen hands of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for establishing lasting peace in the State. He said that only a leader of the stature of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed can solve problems of the community.
He maintained that it was need of the hour to work under the leadership of Mufti Muhammad Sayeed to create conducive atmosphere for the return to Kashmiri Pandits to their native places with honour and dignity. Pointing towards the problems being faced by the community, he said that State Government has done nothing to solve their problems. He said that Prime Minister’s Package was also not properly utilized and the government was not serious to solve their problems.
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