KP Organizations observed Kashmiri Pandit Holocast Day at Jammu
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 01/19/2013 at 5:16AM
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Jammu, Srinagar, January 19 (Scoop News) – Displaced Kashmiri Pandits who were forced to fled from Kashmir valley to Jammu and other states in early nineties soon after the outbreak of militancy in Kashmir Saturday observed as their 22nd "holocaust day" in Jammu.
The Joint Forum of Kashmiri Pandit organizations organized a Seminar at Jammu Press Club today on the occasion of 22nd Holocaust Day. This day is being observed every year by the Kashmiri Pandit community as the HOLOCAST DAY since 1991 in memory of the persecution that was inflicted upon the Kashmiri Pandit community in the
All prominent leaders of the KP organizations participated in the programme. They included Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir, H.L.Chatta, General Secretary, ASKPC, D.N.Kissu, Chairman-ADKPF, R.K.Raina, Senior Vice President-ASKPC and Virender Raina, Spokesperson-Joint Forum and Sardar Prem Singh Raina, President-KDSF. Dr. Jitender Singh, noted intellectual, was the guest speaker on the occasion.
In his inaugural address, Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo said that those who forget the facts of history are condemned to live it again and that is why that the leadership of the community has to remain on guard against any hasty and apolitical move regarding the settlement of the community in
Dr. Jitendra Singh in his presentation expressed the view that the Kashmiri Pandit community is the primary victim of terrorism in
H.L.Chatta in his address said that the observance of the 19th January as the Holocast Day reminds the community of the historical facts regarding its persecution and exodus. The displacement and resettlement of the community in
D.N.Kissu said that the Kashmiri Pandits are the indigenous people of Kashmir and the community would only return to its homeland in Kashmir at a time of its choosing where there will be full and free flow of Indian constitution.
Virender Raina said that it is ironical that the Government of India has ‘outsourced’ the conduct of its foreign relations to the secessionists, the results of which would be disastrous for the nation.