Asserting that few migrant pandits are hell bent to malign the Muslim population of the valley National Front chairman, and Hurriyat (JK) leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan Tuesday said that Muslims had nothing to with the migration of pandits and it was the then Governor of J&K Jagmohan who forced Kashmiri Pandits to leave the valley.
According to a statement Nayeem Khan was addressing a party meeting to commemorate the martyrs of Gawkadal massacre. He said that sincere pandits should react against those who have started a campaign since two days against the valley Muslims.
“The Panun Kashmir like so called pandit representative organisations are working on the behest of Indian agencies and the same kind of elements are responsible for the pandit migration,” Nayeem Khan said.
He added that pandits have imposed self exile on themselves and it is the people like Panun Kashmir who are creating problems in their return, otherwise the whole population of Kashmir is ready to welcome their Pandit brethren.
“Did not the people who have started a campaign against the Muslims see the massacres like Gawkadal, Kupwara, Islamabad, Bijbehara, Baramulla, Sopore and so on,” Nayeem Khan asked. He added that Kashmiri Pandits who did not migrate are a best answer to the “paid agents” like in Panun Kashmir.
While paying glowing tributes to the martyrs of Gawkadal on the eve of their anniversary, Nayeem Khan said that Kashmir is a land of tragedies where forces committed massacres on every nook and corner.
“The Irony is that the killers involved in these massacres have not been dealt with as per law instead they have been promoted for killing Kashmiri Muslims,” Nayeem Khan said he asked, “Is not the conscience of Panun Kashmir people enough alive to condemn the Gawkadal massacre.”
He said that more than 50 innocent people were killed in Gawkadal area of Srinagar on January 21 in 1990 when Indian forces resorted to indiscriminate firing on peaceful demonstrators who were protesting against the molestation of several women by troops, the previous night.
Nayeem Khan said that during the last three decades more than one lakh Kashmiri people have been killed. He appealed to the international human rights organizations to play their role in conducting impartial investigation into the incidents of all massacres in the territory to punish the perpetrators.