This refers to the report of the proceedings of the Conference held at Jammu on 11-02-2006 by Panun Kashmir (GK 12-02-2006). Authorities of Panun Kashmir and the Action Committee for Return of Migrants and the intellectuals of Jammu and Kashmir will have to think on broader lines about the whole issue. Do we really want to have a multi-religious society? If yes, then we must have a real democratic one. It's quite irresponsible on part of Panun Kashmir to have said that the Hindus in Kashmir have been suffering for the last 700 years. Why should a common Muslim be held responsible for any act committed by the ruling class of the Muslims. It's equally wrong for the Muslims of J & K to accuse all the Hindus of India for the excesses committed by the Indian authorities, civil and military, in J&K from October 27, 1947 onwards. A particular set of people have committed heinous crimes in J&K and the common Hindus equally detest these things.
The injustice should not be exaggerated beyond limits and it should not be, in any way allowed to embitter the communal relations any more. Let's not dig out a bitter past to create more acrimony in our relations. Let's look forward to a healthy and harmonious future.
Ghulam Nabi Hagroo
Aloocha Bagh, Srinagar,