Panun Kashmir conducted the meeting of its Political Affairs Committee at Jammu today under the chairmanship of Prof. M. L. Raina, Chairman, PAC. Those who attended the meeting included S/Shri Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir, National Spokesperson, Upinder Kaul, General Secretary, Kamal Bagati, General Secretary(Org), Virender Kaul, Organizing Secretary, Vijay Qazi, Secretary and Kewal Kaul. The members reviewed the socio-political situation prevailing over the last two months in the state in particular. The meeting expressed serious concern over the cross border firing and the security scenario in the J&K state. The members paid their rich tributes to the officers and Jawans of the Army who laid down their lives to protect the unity and integrity of the nation.
Shri. Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo, President, Panun Kashmir in his address stated that Panun Kashmir expresses satisfaction over the statements made by the government in the Assembly that the fate of the people of the state lies with India and the constitution of India. It is important in this context to clarify certain issues so far as the political processes in the state are concerned. We reject the argument vehemently that Kashmir needs a “political resolution”. This is a cry of the failed political ideology and practice to blackmail the Indian masses. The Instrument of Accession, 1972 Shimla Agreement and the Unanimous Parliamentary Resolution on Jammu & Kashmir finally resolve all the political issues pertaining to Kashmir. The displacement and resettlement of Kashmiri Pandit community is the only political issue that needs redressal at a national level as per the Homeland Resolution of 1991. He further said that the issue pertaining to the ethnic cleansing and Holocaust of 1990 has a great bearing on the fate and future of the KP community and the nation. The government of India’s initiatives regarding the construction of the makeshift accommodation for the PM Package employees in the valley is not linked with the resettlement process of the community in any way. Resettlement of the displaced community of Kashmiri Pandits is purely a political issue that needs settlement at political level alone.
Prof. M. L. Raina, Chairman, PAC in his speech said that the youth and the women section of the displaced community need to come forward to share the responsibilities of the struggle in exile. This year’s programme on Shivratri by the organization will focus on this important issue. It is heartening to note that our units at various places in the country have organised programmes at their places the last month.
Shri Virender Raina, National Spokesperson-PK while making his presentation said that the issue relating to the recruitment of the displaced youth is taking too much of time despite the assurances made by the government in this regard. Onetime settlement of the overaged youth needs urgent attention of the government. It is a persistent demand which our elected and other legislators should highlight for the settlement. The relief and ration in respect of the displaced population shuld be distributed by the authorities forthwith in view of the Shivratri festival falling in the next week.