National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday said every attack on the Pandit Kashmir was an outbound attack on the “soul of Kashmir” and the spike in killings contradicted the government’s claims about normal conditions in the Valley.
The MP from Srinagar was interacting with a Pandit Kashmir delegation led by vice -president of the party’s minority wing Amit Koul, according to a party spokesman.
“Every attack on our Pandit brothers is an outbound attack on the soul of Kashmir. I am looking for a time, when both Kashmir Muslims and Pandit Kashmir live side by side. However, the incumbent government is limited to grandeur and performances. On the field , no effort is taken to create an environment that allows them to return home safely and permanently, “said Mr Abdullah.
According to the spokesperson, the visiting delegation discussed with Mr Abdullah various issues, particularly on issues related to Pandit Kashmir living in the Valley.
“They said those who took government jobs as a first step towards recovery are now struggling to get timely payments for salaries earned, promotions and good quality of life,” he said, quoting people who met Mr Abdullah.
“They also noted that despite the political rhetoric by the current government, it did nothing to make them feel safe and secure across Kashmir. They said the courage created by the ruling dispensation did nothing to give them relief from the area. narrow, and discriminatory service rules, “the spokesman added.
Mr Abdullah promised to take up the issue with the lieutenant governor of the union and Central provinces, and reiterated that not only Kashmir Pandits but also Sikhs and other minorities are part of Kashmir’s socio -cultural environment, he said.
The interaction came after Kashmiri government employee Pandit and a policeman were shot dead by terrorists.
Gunmen entered Tehsil’s office in Chadoora and fired at Rahul Bhat, a clerk, on Thursday. A day later, constable Reyaz Ahmad Thokar was shot in Gudoora in the district. He died of injuries later.