SRINAGAR: The Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS) on Monday continued their second phase of the fast-unto- death here in Srinagar demanding the government to fulfill the written assurance given by the administration on 30th September this year.
The Kashmir Pandit Sangarash Samiti have started the protest programme on Sunday at Ganpatyar Habba Kadal.
President of the KPSS Sanjay Tickoo told the Kashmir Reader that we have already informed the concerned authorities of Jammu and Kashmir for the implementation of the recommendations of Ministry of Home affairs regarding the approval of the jobs in favour of the non- migrant Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Hindu living in the Kashmir valley.
“We have also met the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and submitted a detailed memorandum along with recommendations and orders which have passed High court in favour of the Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Hindu living in the Kashmir valley,” he said.
He added that after our demands were not fulfilled by the government. We have been forced to go for a fast-unto- death in the month of September this year that was also the first phase of our struggle.
“In the month of September this year we have ended our strike after the Deputy commissioner of Srinagar gave assurance to us on behalf of Jammu and Kashmir administration,” Tickoo said.
“In the month of October this year , our delegation met Advisor to L G Governor Baseer Ahmad Khan in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar. He promised us that the demands would be considered within a week and a final meeting will be called with functionaries of KPSS soon. We are waiting for the final meeting. But 50 days have passed and there has been no progress into our matter. We have started our second phase of Fast -Unto death from 22th November this month and it will continue till the demands will be fulfilled by the government” Tickoo added.
He further said that we are demanding the government to provide monthly financial aid to 808 Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandit and Kashmiri Hindu families , accommodations to all deserving Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Hindu as per recommendations of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Extension of benefits of Migrant Welfare Fund to the Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Hindus living in the Kashmir Valley.