GOI's surrender policy flayed

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Panun Kashmir- Kashmir Hindu Foundation Joint Press Conferance flays GOI's surrender policy
Jammu (India) March 04, 2009

Report and Images by Raman Raina

anun Kashmir (PK) and United States based Kashmiri Hindu Foundation (KHF) has urged the government constituted Apex Committee for rehabilitation of displaced KPs from valley to resign. The forum has further reiteriated its demand for seperate homeland in Kashmir valley, saying it is the only way to resettle the Kahsmiri Hindus in their homeland.

The Federation, representing Kashmiri Hindus living overseas has said that the committee consists of people having connection with National Conference, Congress and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and have failed to raise the important issues facing the community. Addressing a press conference international coordinator of the forum Deepak Ganju along with Panun Kashmir senior member Agnishekhar also opposed the recent job package saying that package should be implemented without putting any conditions.

“Panun Kashmir and KHF once again appeal all the Pandit members of the Apex Committee to understand the gravity of the situation and not to be a party to sell out camouflaged in the present form of the employment package”, said Deepak Ganju.

He said that community leaders should see through the ‘sinister designs of the State Government’ and as a protest resign en-mass from this committee. Ganju said that community living across the country and world notes with concern the state government design to virtually convert this package into an instrument of blackmail and exploitation by linking it to the return of the Kashmiri Pandits to Kashmir.

Speaking on the occasion, Agnishekhar termed the conditions attached with the job seekers as unconstitutional and draconian.

Both Panun Kashmir and KHF has urged the central and state governments that the PM’s employment package of entire six thousand jobs should be exclusively given to the displaced unemployed KP youth without any discriminatory rules and conditions. They have also demanded age relaxation should also be given to the youth.

Both the community representatives said that Dr Agnishekhar the convener of Panun Kashmir pleaded for this exclusive package in Prime Ministers round table conference.

Commenting upon the distribution security scenario and increase in number of infiltration from across the LoC and latest announcement of surrender policy by the central and state government, will be opposed by the community at every fora.

Ganju said that as part of the campaign a KP delegation under the leadership of Jeevan Zutshi, chairman International Kashmir Federation -IKF recently met State Department officials, senators and other opinion makers in Washington DC and will further continue its efforts in that direction.

He said that KHF will build a mega Kashmiri Hindu Cultural Centre in California which will provide home to the expression to art and culture that showcases the richness of Kashmiri Hindu Heritage. “It will be first of such cultural centre outside India and will house the largest library with rich books and manuscripts and shall house of literature in exile produced during these decades of exodus.




Media Reports

PK, KHF ask KP Members to resign from Apex Committee
3/5/2010 12:33:09 AM
Shadow Correspondent
JAMMU, MARCH 04: Panun Kashmir (PK) and United States based Kashmiri Hindu Foundation (KHF) once again appealed all the Kashmiri Pandit members of the Apex Committee to understand the gravity of the situation and resign en-masse from the committee in order to save the community from 'sell-out' camouflaged in the present form of the employment package by the government.

Convener Panun Kashmir, Dr.Agnishekhar and International Co-ordinator, Kashmir Hindu Foundation U.S.A, Deepak Ganju said while addressing a joint press conference here on Thursday that they noted with concern the state government design to virtually convert this package into an instrument of blackmail and exploitation by linking it to the return of KPs to Kashmir and also by extending the package to the so called political migrants and other non deserving people of the valley.

They said that it was a conspiracy of the state govt. to entrap the young KP girls and boys under the irretrievable conditions, they said and added that unconstitutional draconian terms tagged has to be exposed and any silence or connivance on part of the KP members of the Apex Committee shall be treacherous and playing second fiddle to the Govt. which the community shall fight tooth and nail.

PK and Kashmiri Hindu Forum (KHF), views the composition of the Apex Committee, mostly comprising of National Conference, Congress and PDP affiliated nominees as forum to endorse the mutilation of the package and trivializing the whole issue of exodus and genocide of KPs.

Panun Kashmir urges the central and state govts. that the PM's employment package of entire six thousand jobs should be exclusively given to displaced unemployed KP youths without any discriminatory rules and conditions, and immediately come out with genuine age relaxation decision and provide succor to over aged unemployed youths.

International co-ordinator Kashmir Hindhu Foundation- KHF Deepak Ganjuo pledged full support to the cause of KP's in increasing awareness with US law makers towards the need for a separate homeland for KP's in Kashmir valley. He said that as part of this campaign, a KP delegation under the leadership of Jeevan Zutshi,chairman International Kashmir Forum recently met State department officials, senators and other opinion makers in Washington DC,and will further continue its efforts in that direction.

Deepak Ganju apprised media that KHF will build a mega Kashmiri Hindu Cultural Centre in California which will provide home to the expression to art and culture that showcases the richness of Kashmiri Hindu Heritage. It will be first such cultural centre outside India and will house the largest library with potentially rich books and manuscripts and shall house of literature in exile produced during these decades of exodus. Author of ‘Koshur Saal’ Chandaramukhi Ganjoo was also present druing the press conference.


PK, KHF seek resignation of Apex Committee members

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 4: Reiterating its appeal to the Apex Committee members to resign enmass for the greater interests of the displaced Pandits, Panun Kashmir urged them to understand the gravity of situation and not to be a party to ‘sell- out’ camouflaged in the present form of employment package.

The Apex Committee members should see through the sinister designs of the State Government and as a protest resign en-mass from the Committee, PK convenor, Dr Agnishekhar and International co-ordinator Kashmir Hindu Foundation (KHF), USA, Deepak Ganjoo, told reporters here today.

They said PK and KHF notes with concern the State Government’s design to virtually convert this package into an instrument of blackmail and exploitation by linking it to the return of KPs to Kashmir and also by extending the package to the so-called political migrants and other non deserving people of the Valley.

The conspiracy of the State Government to trap the young KP boys and girls under their irretrievable conditions imposed and unconstitutional draconian terms tagged have to be exposed and any silence or connivance on the part of KP members of the Apex Committee will be treacherous and this way they will be playing second fiddle to Government which the community will fight tooth and nail.

Both Dr Agnishekhar and Mr Ganjoo also urged the Central and State governments that PM’s employment package of entire 6000 jobs should be exclusively given to displaced unemployed KP youth without any discriminatory rules and conditions and immediately come out with genuine age relaxation decision and provide succor to overaged youth of the community.

Mr Ganjoo also pleaded full support to KPs in increasing awareness with US law makers towards the need for a separate homeland for KPs in Kashmir Valley in view of disturbing security scenario in J&K and increasing number of infiltration cross the border. The KHF will also build a mega Kashmiri Cultural Centre in California, he added.

Chandermukhi Ganjoo a social activist was also present in the press conference.

Jammu, March 4 (Scoop News) -Panun Kashmir (PK) and United States based Kashmiri Hindu Foundation(KHF) appealed all the Kashmiri Pandit members of the Apex Committee to understand the gravity of the situation and resign en-masse from the committee in order to save the community from 'sell-out' camouflaged in the present form of the employment package by the government.

Convener Panun Kashmir, Dr.Agnishekhar and International Co-ordinator, Kashmir Hindu Foundation U.S.A, Deepak Ganjoo while addressing a joint press conference here on Thursday said that they noted with concern the state government design to virtually convert this package into an instrument of blackmail and exploitation by linking it to the return of KPs to Kashmir and also by extending the package to the so called political migrants and other non deserving people of the valley.

They said that it was a conspiracy of the state govt. to entrap the young KP girls and boys under the irretrievable conditions, they said and added that unconstitutional draconian terms tagged has to be exposed and any silence or connivance on part of the KP members of the Apex Committee shall be treacherous and playing second fiddle to the Govt. which the community shall fight tooth and nail.

PK and Kashmiri Hindu Forum (KHF), views the composition of the Apex Committee, mostly comprising of National Conference, Congress and PDP affiliated nominees as forum to endorse the mutilation of the package and trivializing the whole issue of exodus and genocide of KPs.

Panun Kashmir urges the central and state govts. that the PM's employment package of entire six thousand jobs should be exclusively given to displaced unemployed KP youths without any discriminatory rules and conditions, and immediately come out with genuine age relaxation decision and provide succor to over aged unemployed youths.

International co-ordinator Kashmir Hindhu Foundation- KHF Deepak Ganjoo pledged full support to the cause of KP's in increasing awareness with US law makers towards the need for a separate homeland for KP's in Kashmir valley.

He said that as part of this campaign, a KP delegation under the leadership of Jeevan Zutshi,chairman International Kashmir Forum recently met State department officials, senators and other opinion makers in Washington DC,and will further continue its efforts in that direction.

Deepak Ganjoo apprised media that KHF will build a mega Kashmiri Hindu Cultural Centre in California which will provide home to the expression to art and culture that showcases the richness of Kashmiri Hindu Heritage. It will be first such cultural centre outside India and will house the largest library with potentially rich books and manuscripts and shall house of literature in exile produced during these decades of exodus.
Raman Raina is Shehjar's Chief Photo Journalist based in Jammi, India.
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