Hold serious consultations with Pandits: AIKS to interlocutors

Asserting that displaced Kashmiri Pandits are vital stakeholders to any initiative on Kashmir, All India Kashmiri Samaj called upon the interlocutors to simultaneously evolve a process of serious consultations with the community.

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2010, 18:28 PM IST

Jammu: Asserting that displaced Kashmiri
Pandits are vital stakeholders to any initiative on Kashmir,
All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) called upon the interlocutors
to simultaneously evolve a process of serious consultations
with the community.

"Displaced Kashmiri Pandits constitute an important
segment of the state`s population and as such are vital
stakeholders to any initiative on Kashmir," the AIKS president
Moti Koul said at a seminar on `Accession of Kashmir is final
and settled` last evening.
"We call upon the interlocutors to simultaneously evolve
a process of serious consultations with the displaced Kashmiri
Pandits to address their vital issues of survival and their
continued neglect from the mainstream political life of the
state," he added.

Maintaining that Kashmir is an integral and indispensable
part of Indian dominion, Koul accused the Indian government
of appeasing separatists and anti-national elements, who
"have been denouncing India at every given moment".

"In fact the separatists and anti-national elements
for all these years have done everything possible to disrupt
the process of closer integration of Jammu and Kashmir with
Union of India by questioning the very legality of Kashmir`s
accession," he said.
The AIKS president said that we have to realise that
the entire state does not share separatist`s political view of
secession from India.

Only a minority of about ten per cent of total population
of the state has kept the entire JK captive leading to
dysfunctional political culture build around their
obsession for Azadi, he said.

PTI