Ashadh Krushna 1, Kaliyug Varsha 5114
Will Indian Government take strong action against anti-Hindu and anti-National Geelani for making such statements ? Kashmiri Pandits have every right to stay in the Kashmir valley because they were the people ousted by Jihadi terrorists.
- Try Geelani for intimidating Kashmiri Pandits : Panun Kashmir (4 July 2012)
- Kashmiri separatist Geelani accuses Centre of creating a state within a state (4 July 2012)
July 4, 2012
"We strongly express resentment and anguish over the statement of Geelani against the settlement of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir. His statement is meant to vitiate the atmosphere and suit the unholy design of the separatists," general secretary Panun Kashmir, Kuldeep Raina said here.
Raina asked the government to take into account the "fascist declaration" of Geelani and try him for intimidating the minority community.
His statement is a grave threat to the security and safety of the left over Pandits who are working in the Valley under the employment packages, he said.
Panun Kashmir appeals to the state and Central government to provide fool proof security to members of the community, said the PK leader.
We are watching the developments very keenly and will not allow the community to be intimidated by the fascist threats of fundamentalists, Raina said
Panun Kashmir had taken a historic stand in 1991 to strive for the creation of a homeland for the Kashmiri Pandits on the banks of the Vitasta river, he said.
Yesterday, Geelani said the Central government was settling RSS and Sangh Parivar members in the Valley in the garb of return of Kashmiri Pandits.
Source : Business Standard
July 4, 2012
Srinagar : Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the chairman of the hardline faction of the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC), on Tuesday accused the Central Government of trying to create a state within a state by coming up with settlements for Kashmiri Pandits in the Kashmir Valley, and threatened to agitate against the move to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits.
Crossing the line, Geelani went a step further by stating that New Delhi is planning to create Israeli-type settlements in Kashmir.
"In the garb rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits, New Delhi is planning to create Israeli-type settlements in Kashmir," Geelani said at a press conference at his Srinagar residence.
"The aim is to change demography and the nature of Kashmir dispute...In these settlement colonies fundamentalists would be trained and armed to trigger civil war in Kashmir," he added.
Geelani, however, said that he was all in favour of Kashmiri Pandits returning to their original places of stay in the Kashmir Valley and appealed to them to not accept the government's proposal to establish settlements.
"Kashmiri Pandits should come and settle at their original places and live along with Kashmiri Muslim. But creating separate zones in the name of Kashmiri Pandits is unacceptable. Kashmiri Pandits are part of our society." Geelani said.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted sharply to Geelani's comment, saying the latter's ability to create fiction has not been dulled with age.
The 83-year-old separatist leader believes that the central government is trying to change the demography and the nature of the Kashmir dispute.
The Hurriyat is planning to hold seminars and programmes at district levels on the issue.
Last month, Abdullah had asked the Centre to hike the assistance package from Rs. 7.5 lakh to Rs. 20-25 lakh and promised a government job to 6,000 unemployed Kashmiri Pandit youths as part of the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package.
In 2008, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs.1,867-crore package for those Pandits who had migrated from the Kashmir Valley in the wake of heightened militancy and threats in 1990.
The state government's relief organization puts the number of families that migrated in 1990 at 57,000. Among the migrants included a few Muslim and Sikh families too.
There are 808 Pandit families that never migrated from the valley, according to the state revenue department.