Declaring properties sold by pandits since ‘90s null and void unlawful, says Kashmir trade body

Declaring properties sold by pandits since ‘90s null and void unlawful, says Kashmir trade body
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Srinagar: Terming the government’s proposal of declaring null and void the properties, movable and immovable sold by the Kashmiri Pandits after 1989-90 a “conspiracy”, the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA)  Chairperson Muhammad Yasin Khan said any such decision would further create wedge between Kashmiri pandits and Muslims.
Khan who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) in a statement  said, “We can understand the pain of pandit brethren but the government wants to further distance them from homeland Kashmir through such conspiracies which are unlawful and unethical.”
He said the properties as sold by the Kashmiri pandits since 1990 were not done through any unfair means but in accordance with the law of the land.
“The properties were sold as part of legal process duly endorsed in the courts. How can a legal procedure of deal be declared illegal?” he questioned.
“There’s a difference between buying a property through a legal pact and grabbing it illegally.  Government is trying to give a notion that such properties were grabbed through legal deals and that is highly condemnable,” Khan said.
He said when there was a need to make return of Kashmiri pandits possible through restoration of peace and harmony, such conspiracies would only deter the expectations on this front.