The Pandits told him they should be allowed to live in their home state enjoying the rights of Indian citizens, Jayendra Saraswathi said on Tuesday. They narrated their plight of being unable to return to their own homes and generally voiced their anxiety that there
should be no political games played on their issue, he said briefing about the meeting held yesterday during which his junior Vijayendra Saraswathi was also present.
A spokesman of the group said they were from various parts of the country like Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. He said the Pandits had left their homes in Kashmir during 90s, owing to threat to their life. Since then they had been scattered in different parts of the country living through straitened circumstances. They had not returned to their homes even once.
The Pandits, who also worshipped at the Kamakshi Amman temple here, left yesterday.
Kancheepuram: A group of Kashmiri Pandits called on Kanchi Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi here and apprised him of their plight and voiced their eagerness to live in their own state.
First Published: Tuesday, September 21, 2010, 23:03