J&K land laws: This govt guaranteed we stay estranged abroad always, says Kashmiri Pandit association

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A day after fights over changes to the land laws in Jammu by laborers of the PDP, J&K National Panthers Party, Congress, and Jammu West Assembly Movement, a Kashmiri Pandit association Thursday considered the alterations a “demise ring for the Kashmiri Pandit people group” and said if past governments didn’t find a way “to help get our territory back, this (BJP-drove) government has guaranteed that we stay estranged abroad for eternity”.

Satish Mahaldar, executive of Reconciliation, Return and Rehabilitation for Migrants, stated, “For a very long time, we have been sitting tight for return and restoration in our territory of root and without getting us restored there, the legislature has opened up Kashmir’s property available to be purchased.

“We dread that land sharks will usurp our properties, including our sanctuaries, sanctums, and other KP establishments,” he stated, and requested “a quick prohibition on the offer of any sort of land until the Kashmiri Pandit people group is restored”.

Considering it a “pitiful second” for “me and for the 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits living estranged abroad”, Mahaldar stated, “Departure has dissipated the network and after this request, the network will consistently stay dispersed, lose its identity and die in some horrible, nightmarish way.” He likewise requested restoration of the 419 families who had given their assent “recorded as a hard copy” to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs one year back.

In the interim, J&K Police prevented Apni Party laborers from taking out a convention to the common secretariat. The laborers prior fought outside the Press Club, raising trademarks against the BJP and calling the land laws as “dark laws” for J&K and Ladakh.

Apni Party pioneer Vikram Malhotra said the law will undoubtedly hit the Dogra people group in Jammu.

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