Mirwaiz bats for return of Kashmir Pandits

Inaugurates showroom of Tirath Ram & Company at Downtown
Mirwaiz bats for return of Kashmir Pandits

Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Monday said the decision of some Pandit families to return to Kashmir has sent a positive message and would further strengthen the bond between different communities.

Mirwaiz was speaking to media after inaugurating a readymadeand dress material showroom of iconic Tirath Ram and Sons at Maharaj Gunj inDowntown,

He said Kashmiri Muslims especially traders must supportminority community returning back to Kashmir to revive their family businesses.  

"Some people give an impression that brotherhood and harmonyin Kashmir has vanished. That is totally incorrect. I would say bond betweencommunities has become firm and relations are more cordial," Mirwaiz said.

"Opening up of this retail venture also sends across apositive message. I am happy that some members of minority community aregradually returning back to their roots to re-establish their familybusinesses. It has been a tradition here to welcome such people. I am hopefulthat not just business community but common people will also encourage suchpeople returning back to Valley," Mirwaiz said.   

Commenting on setting-up of Tirath Ram and Company (TRC)retail showroom, Mirwaiz said the 150-year old firm working in Kashmir,especially in Downtown Srinagar, was a historical feat achieved by thiscompany.

"It is a welcome step that younger generation of this familyis taking the business forward. The kind of support they have received frompeople of Shehar-e-Khaas. Beopaar Mandal Maharaj Gunj and members ofShehar-e-Khaas Coordination Committee is overwhelming and they must continue tosupport such initiatives," said Mirwaiz.

Vishal Malhotra, co-owner of TRC said opening of the retailshowroom was a big achievement for the company owners who did not leave Kashmirdespite turmoil. "We have office even in Dubai and supply merchandise to someof the most famous persons but having remained attached to our roots is thebiggest satisfaction. We opened this showroom as retail merchandise stores aregaining vast popularity among people," Malhotra said.

Another owner of TRC, Vikram Malhotra expressed joy overopening up of the new showroom. "The readymade garments for ladies and otherspecialised product categories will make us stand apart. We have a completerange of Hajj essentials as well," Malhotra said.

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