Round Table Conference
Pandits slam community members who met Hurriyat leaders
New Delhi, June 10: Kashmiri Pandits today distanced themselves from a few members of the community who recently met Hurriyat leaders, saying their “shameful” act was in their individual capacity which no recognised organisation of the community supports.
A round-table conference “Handshake with Separtaists: Sharing the outrage” held here under the banner of Panun Kashmir condemned those who met the separatist leaders in April, terming it as a “self-seeking” act. “All of us convey in very strong and unambiguous terms our condemnation of the act of the group of Kashmiri Hindus having met Hurriyat leaders in the Kashmir Valley recently. The group has brought shame to the entire community of Kashmiri Hindus,” a declaration adopted at the meeting said.
Those who participated in the conference included : BL Fotedar, S.S Toshkhani, S.J Raina, Vijay Kaul, Ramesh Handoo, Kashi Akhoon, Gopala Krishna Roa, Anil Dhar, Romesh Razdan, Ramesh Manvati, G.L Pandit, Suman Kaul, Sanjay Kher, Rajinder Kaul, Ajay Kaul, Pran Nath Wali, Lalit Ambardar, Rashnesh Kher, Navneet Sopory, Dr. B.L Bhan, Dr. Ashok Koul, Ramesh Kaul, Sushil Pandit, Sunil Shekdar, Roshan Lal Handoo, M.K Machama, Kundan Kashmiri, Rajinder Kaul, Rajinder Wanchoo, Ram Krishan Dhar, Prof B.B Dhar, J.Koul, Kapil Sopory, Dr. Geeta Bamzai, Dr. Shakti Bhan, Sh. Vijay Tickoo, Dr. Ajay Chrungoo, Sh. Puran Munshi, Sh.Sanjay Dhar, Sh. Utpal Koul, Anupam Tickoo, Happy Tickoo, Sunil Raina, Raju Chrungoo and many more.
The participants declared that, “We, Kashmiri Pandits, disown the activities of those who met Hurriyat leaders. We want to state unambiguously that they represent only themselves or their masters at whose behest they work,” it said.
The declaration said Kashmiri Hindus consider the leaders of separatist movement of Jammu and Kashmir as “extremely regressive” who seek to destroy all kinds of freedom which human kind should enjoy.
Addressing the meet, Panun Kashmir Chairman Ajay Chrungoo said the act of the few individuals amounted to betrayal of the community and needed to be condemned. Apprehending that some force would have been behind the development, he said such people act to create divisions within the community which was forced out of the Kashmir Valley by the separatists 23 years ago.
Following is the text of declaration adopted during the meet.
All of us have gathered to convey in very strong and unambiguous terms our condemnation of the act of the group of Kashmiri Hindus having met Hurriyat leaders in Kashmir Valley recently. The group has brought shame to the entire community of Kashmiri Hindus. Their meeting with Hurriyat leaders has insulted the sacrifice of all those who have died at the hands of terrorists while upholding the honor, dignity of their self, community, society and the country at large. This act of self – proclaimed representatives of displaced community has brought disrepute to the glorious history of sacrifice for the Indian social and political values upheld by Kashmiri Hindus and their immense contribution to the Indian civilizational continuity. Kashmiri Hindus are convinced that types of Geelani, Mirwaiz and others like them have presided over the religious cleansing and genocide of Hindus in Kashmir valley. We hold them guilty of having committed heinous crimes against humanity in general and Kashmiri Hindus in particular.
Kashmiri Hindus consider the leaders of separatist movement in Jammu & Kashmir to be the leaders of an extremely regressive movement which seeks to destroy all freedoms which human kind should enjoy universally. These leaders are the agents of the theo-fascist movement aiming at imposing hegemonic order on the people of Jammu & Kashmir worse than what Hitler imposed in Germany in the last century. Giving such leadership even semblance of credibility is abhorrent to patriotic Kashmiri Hindus.
The reality of the types of Kashmiri Hindus who constituted the group that met the Hurriyat leaders recently is well known to the entire community. For Kashmiri Hindus they are nothing more than self seeking bounty hunters who are ready to work for anybody and everybody be it Govt. agencies or the separatist network. The said meeting we apprehend, seems to have taking place at the behest of subversive circuits operating in India whose objectives are similar to those of circuits operated by persons like Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai. We disown the activities of Kashmiri Hindus who met Hurriyat leaders recently. We want to state unambiguously that they represent only themselves or their masters at whose behest they work.