SRINAGAR: Responding to the call of Kashmiri Pandit group Panun Kashmir that urged the Indian government to evacuate Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir Valley in the wake of protests over the killing of Burhan Wani, members of the community putting up in Valley has trashed such rhetoric.
Bhushan Lal, president of Pandit Colony at Sheikhpora while talking to Kashmir Reader said that they were safe and sound in the valley and had no fear.
A day after Panun Kashmir claimed that Pandits living in Kashmir were being attacked, Bhushan Lal flayed the allegations and said that the Pandits living in Kashmir had nothing to fear. He also said that they were safe even in the turbulent times of 90s. “We did not find the need to migrate in the 90s as our Muslim brothers have always been supportive. Even today our Muslim brothers are providing us with food and vegetables in the times of curfew and we are quite happy here,” said Bhushan. He also condemned the ongoing killing spree in Valley.
Another Kashmiri Pandit who resides in the same colony that houses around 200 families expressed similar views and said those organisations in Delhi were playing politics with the community and that they were their real enemies as they feared them more than anyone else. When asked if he had send any message for the these organistions, he said, “No Pandit can send any message refuting their false claims as they will kill us. This is the reason most Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir stay away from issuing statements against organisations like Panun Kashmir,” he said.