Terming Pandits as an inalienable part of the Kashmiri society, Hurriyat Conference (M) Tuesday said the onus of providing protection to their life and property falls on majority community.
In a statement a spokesman of Hurriyat (M) strongly condemned the incident involving bullying of Pandits at Pulwama. He said that such acts were the doings of miscreants with communal bent of mind. Like in the case of Kishtwar, the spokesman said the same elements were trying hard to torn apart the communal bonhomie of Kashmiris and push the society into chaos and violence.
Hurriyat (M) asked people to remain vigilant of such divisive forces. The party appealed both Muslims and Pandits communities to defeat the communal thinking behind such dastardly acts, adding, and maintain century’s old tradition of communal bonhomie.
Meanwhile, on the instructions of Hurriyat (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a high level delegation including Javiad Ahmad Mir and Hakim Abdul Rashid were on their way to Pulwama to express solidarity with the Pandit community, and later have to visit Shopian, when they were intercepted by police at Arihal and stopped from travelling further.
The Hurriyat delegation strongly protested the police action. The delegates alleged that the pro-Indian political parties were hell bent to sabotage communal bonhomie of Kashmiris for petty vote bank politics.