Global KP Meet adopts Road Map for their return

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Global KP Meet adopts Road Map for their return
Jammu, India March 4, 2012
epresentatives of the main stream KP organizations from J & K State, different parts of the country and overseas met in Jammu on March 4, 2012 to deliberate on the Road Map for their eventual return to Kashmir. The notable participants amongst them included Moti Kaul (President AIKS) Dr. K N Pandita (President JKNM), R K Raina (Senior Vice President ASKPC), K K Khosa (Senior Vice President KP Sabha Jammu), H N Jattu (President AIKPC), P N Ambardar (President KSS Chandigarh), Ramesh Razdan (KPA Mumbai), J L Tukra (President Kashmiri Samaj Indore), S K Handoo (Vice President KP Samaj Allahbad), Rajesh Raina (President KPS Amritsar), A.K.Dewani (President JKNUF), Nancy Ganjoo (Convenor AIKS Women’s Cell, Ravinder Bhan (Middle East) and others.

The delegates extensively deliberated on an agenda for their eventual return. The main features of the return and restitution should ensure that they are never subjected to another displacement. Therefore it should be according to the guidelines set forth by the working group on Internally Displaced Persons in conformity with the ideology of a secular democratic philosophy of Indian state. It is the only arrangement that ensures security of life, freedom of expression and equal opportunities of development both economically and culturally. After due deliberations the Global Meet adopted the following resolutions with voice vote:


  • 1-The Government must immediately constitute a Commission of Enquiry headed by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India to probe circumstances and fix responsibility of ethnic cleansing of the entire Kashmiri Pandit Religious Minority Community from the valley in early 1990.



  • 2- The Global Meet resolved that the only justifiable option for their return is a Satellite City for the entire community. The City should be self-sufficient in terms of overall infrastructure, economic avenues, adequate land, decent accommodation, educational institutions, medical care, recreation centers, commercial infrastructures etc. etc.



  • 3- Since Political Empowerment is an instrument of protecting and promoting the identity of a minority community within the body polity, a statutory provision to that effect should be institutionalized. Global Meet demanded adequate reservations both in the assembly, the Parliament and local bodies.



  • 4- To preserve the ethno-religious identity of this minuscule minority, the Global Meet calls upon the government, both central and the state, to initiate necessary steps to grant minority status to the displaced KPs.



  • 5- The KP Meet noted with concern that the KP community who braved to stay in the valley has lived a miserable life under the fear of gun. Their social and economic retrieval is integral to the restitution of the community in its entirety in Kashmir.



  • 6- The Meet calls upon the government to take urgent steps to protect and preserve the age-old heritage of the community handed down in the shape of temples, shrines, worshiping places and pilgrimage sites etc. The draft bill pending in the Legislative Assembly should be passed without any further delay.


Shri Moti Kaul, President AIKS, while concluding expressed satisfaction at the outcome of the Meet and urged upon the governments, both at the centre and the state, to act decisively on the resolutions passed by the entire KP community.

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