New Delhi: Separatists have no right to tell where Kashmiri Pandits should live in Jammu and Kashmir, VHP on Thursday said asking the Centre and state governments to come out with a time-bound plan to rehabilitate them and ensure their safety.
Reacting strongly to threats by separatists on rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir, international working president of VHP Pravin Togadia also sought immediate arrest of all separatists who opposed the rehabilitation of Pandits and be tried on charges of treason.
"Since 1947 and then again since 1980, Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs have been brutally killed and hounded by separatists. The brutality, the attacks on their families and snatching of their shops/land are still fresh in the memory of Bharat.
".....Separatists....Have no right to tell Bharat where Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs should stay, live and do business," he said in a statement.
Togadia said pro-Pakistan elements have no right to poke their nose in the matter and demanded that protection of every Hindu in Jammu and Kashmir should be ensured, along with their human rights.
"The union government and Jammu and Kashmir government should now come up with a specific and time-bound plan to not just rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley but also ensure total safety of their lives, properties and business," he said.
He said three generations have lost everything in the Valley and since 1990 over 4 lakh Pandits are forced to live like refugees in their own country.
"Such separatists should refrain from interfering in the well-being of Kashmiri Hindus, failing which the rest of Bharat will not stay mum.
"We demand that separatists who oppose the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits should be immediately arrested and tried in a fast track court on charges of treason," he said.