Kashmir Pandit Sangarsh Samiti(KPSS) accused Government of India of showing callous approach towards the situation in Kashmir.
While strongly reacting to revelations of threats to Kashmiri Pandits living in valley, KPSS in a statement said that “ insensitive approach was shown by the Minister of State for Home R P N Singh while replying a question in Rajya Sabha with respect to the threats, if any, to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley. As the case is more than six months old and we are surprised, why this question was raised and replied so immaturely at this time, when entire Kashmir is on boil due to political failures at different levels.”
Making it clear that threats which were received last year can also be mischief and onus does not lie only on militants. “It is a fact that, last year, a threatening letter/poster was received in the name of Secretary, Pandit Colony Sheikhpora, Budgam to leave Kashmir within a week through post, but it is also a fact that it has no evidence of its origin from any of the militant outfits. FIR was lodged in the concerned Police Station and the matter is under investigation,” said KPSS.
We can’t overrule that this can be a mischief also done by some vested interest persons to make a hoax call for the reasons best known to them,” it added.
KPSS alleged that if this episode happened last year in the month of August, 2012, why eyebrows of Central Government have raised during the current chaos. “The more responsible is the press this time to give un-necessary weightage to “dead news” to make it alive and make the situation more chaotic at the ground level. We are in “war zone” and any unscrupulous element use these kind of situations for their vested interests,”they said.
Accusing government of restricting them to celebrate their religious function, KPSS said, “in this curfew / hartal situation we can’t go out, and get the required things for this annual religious celebration. This is our main religious function and due to current situation we are deprived of to celebrate it will the religious dignity.”