Composite Township Row

Composite Township Row

SHABIR AHMAD

ANANTNAG: Jama’at-e-Islami, one of the prominent socio-religious organizations of Kashmir, Sunday said that they would ensure the safety of Kashmiri migrant Pandits if they return to their native villages.
Addressing a Tehsil level congregation at Mahind in Bijbehara, Jama’at, General Secretary, Dr Hamid Fayaz said that their activists would act as the guards of Pandits to ensure their safety in their villages but won’t allow ‘Israel type settlements’ for their rehabilitation.
He said that migrant KPs were a part of Kashmiri society and it was the religious and moral duty of Kashmiri Muslims to ensure their safety.
“Living in separate colonies will deprive them of their social life. When they migrated to other states of the country Kashmiri Muslims had begged before them to stay back. We again appeal them to return to their homes and live like brothers with their Muslim brethren as they used to before the migration,” Fayaz said.
He said that the proposed move of the government to rehabilitate the migrant KPs in separate clusters was a conspiracy to break the age old communal bond between Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits.
“India actually wants to settle non-state subjects in these separate colonies to change the demography of the disputed region as the Israel did in Palestine. But we will oppose any such move tooth and nail,” he said.
Fayaz said that Jama’at wanted the Kashmir issue be resolved according to aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
“People of Kashmir have rendered their lives and property for the cause of freedom. The chastity of our mothers, sisters and daughters was ravaged during our struggle for freedom. Around 6 lakh people have laid down their lives for the cause since 1947,” he said adding ‘The sacrifices of Jama’at workers and activists too cannot be ignored’. He urged the people and pro-freedom leaders to get united to achieve their goal.
“The most unfortunate thing with the Muslims is that they are divided. People and our leaders in particular are left with no option but to get united,” he said.