Lauding the resilience, fortitude and sense of assimilation of Kashmiri Pandits in braving the vicissitudes of wilderness during the long spell of their displacement, Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today complimented them for preserving their culture heritage and glorious traditions even during most testing times of their displacement from the Valley.
Interacting with the displaced members of the community at Navreh Milan organized by All India Migrant Camp Coordination Committee (AIMCCC) at Jagati Township the transitory second home of the Kashmiri Migrants, 12 kilometers from here, Mr Devender Rana said that despite the ignominy of being refugees they held pens and kept their ethos alive.
Mr. Devender Singh Rana greeted the people on Navreh celebrations and prayed for the time to come when the displaced people will celebrate their festivals like Navreh in the scenic almond gardens and valleys of Kashmir along with their majority community brethren in true spirit of inclusiveness.
He said both the communities are feeling nostalgic about the yesteryears and craving for Kashmir to get back to its glorious golden era.In the presence of K.K. Khosa, President Kashmiri Samaj, B.K. Raina, Chairman AIMCCC, Desh Rattan, President AIMCCC, Prof. A.N. Sadhu, B.L. Saraf, Retd Judge, B.L Bhat, Anil Dhar, Prof. G.L. Koul, Priya Dhar, Anjali Kar, Meenu Misri, Rakesh Dass, Pt. Rameshwar Dutt, Romesh Singh (Natti), Parveen Singh and others.
Devender Rana complimented Kashmiri Pandits for their initiative of setting up of Sharada Temple near the Line of Control on the banks of the Krishna Ganga and urged the Union Home Minister to take up the issue of opening of the Sharada Peeth in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on the analogy of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor.This will quench the spiritual thirst of Kashmiri Pandits, ardent devotees of Mata Sharda and revive the pristine glory of India’s greatest seat of learning, he added.
Tracing roots of the Kashmiri Pandits in the lands nurtured by their ancestors for centuries back home in Kashmir, Mr. Rana sought undoing of the wrongs committed by way of distress sales of their immovable properties post migration of the minuscule minority from the Valley in most tragic, inhuman and unfortunate circumstances.
“Hounding out and uprooting of aborigines is the worst kind of human rights violation”, Mr Rana added and called for course correction by identifying the sales carried out in distress in violation of the Jammu and Kashmir Migrant Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection and Restraint on Distress Sale) Act 1997.
This will expose the small but vocal section of vested interests, who believed in making personal and political empires by playing politics on dead bodies and the miseries of the people, no matter which community they belonged to.
He said their inhuman acts have greatly annoyed and distressed the majority people in the valley also, who kept feeling the pain and agony of the minority community brethren and yearn for their honourable return.
They also understand that Kashmiri Pandits had no option but to leave their homes and hearths for safety of their lives, notwithstanding the malicious and mischievous 'conspiracy angle’ being pushed by insensitive segments and politicians. Such a situation has unfortunately been allowed by politicians who dominated the political scene over the years, he added.