Displaced Kashmiri Pandits worldwide and across the nation observed 14th September as the Martyrs Day in commemoration of the Death anniversary of Tika Lal Taploo and others who were massacred by terrorists on the behest of Pakistan and anti-national elements. At several commemorative and solemn functions Havana were performed and resolutions were passed.
Hundreds of displaced Kashmiri Pandits living in Delhi NCR area today assembled at Yamuna Ghat near ITO and paid homage to their martyrs. Also in great symbolic gesture twenty Kashmiri Pandits tonsured their heads in protest against the total apathy shown by the successive governments in Centre towards the plight of the displaced community.
Tika Lal Taploo, a great nationalistic leader of Kashmir was gunned down outside his home in Srinagar by the religious terrorist on September 14, 1989.
Later in the evening a delegation comprising of senior vice-president Panun Kashmir Dr. Utpal Kaul, vice-president Ramesh Manvati, National Spokesperson Kamal Hak, Delhi Coordinator Rajinder Kaul and senior activist Vijay Handoo met National Security Advisor (NSA) M.K. Narayanan and appraised him of the demands projected by the displaced Pandit Community.
Amar Balidan Trust in collaboration with All State Kashmiri Pandit Conference, performed ‘Balidan Yagya’ at Sudahr Samaj Samati Janj Garh which commenced on Sept. 13th at 7 p.m. and concluded with ‘Pind Pujan’ and ‘Puran Aahuti’ on 14th Sept 2009. A large number of people attended the Balidan Yagya to pay homage to these martyrs.
JKVM pays Homage-On-Roads on Balidan Divas. Continuing its series of protest demonstrations in the non-camp areas, JKVM on the Balidaan Divas paid homage-on-roads to the martyrs who fell to the bullets and onslaught of the Jihadi terrorists over the last twenty years. Protesting against the Government’s refusal to give the Displaced KPs their due share of State recruitments, JKVM activists staged demonstrations at Muthi Camp and non-camp areas of Bohri, Ganesh Vihar, Muthi, Barnai.
DELHI KPs paid glowing tributes to martyr’s on the ‘occasion of ‘Balidaan Divas’ in BK Ganjoo Memorial Park in New Delhi.
The programme, organized by JK Vichar Manch, was attended by Pt. Moti Koul president AIKS, Pt. AN Kaul Sahib, editor Naad, Vikram Bhat KPCC, Ashok Pandit, Bansi Lal Bhat, Lalit Ambardar, Dr. Ramesh Raina, SK Ganjoo and a large number of community members including ladies and children.