Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, today accused successive state and central governments of neglecting the community and appealed masses to participate in large numbers in its January 18 rally. "There is continued neglect and denial of successive governments both at the state and national level of our problems," Panun Kashmir president Ajay Chrungoo said. He said it is time that Panun Kashmir, as a solution to the Kashmir problem, be recognised as a national imperative. Chrungoo said to achieve this the organisation has embarked on a nation-wide campaign. "We are getting a huge response from the day we started this campaign under the bannerEk Bharat Abhiyan-Kashmir Ki Aur," he said. A large number of representatives from different socio-politico organisations from across India are participating in this event to demonstrate their solidarity with the displaced community, Chrungoo claimed. Panun Kashmir convener Agnishekher saidit has become a critical imperative to take the message of the organisation to the entire country in order to create an enlightened public opinion on what has been happening in the state for decades. He appealed to inmates of the Jagti Camp to make the January 18 rally a grand success by participating in large numbers and asked activists to reach every household to explain the necessity ofthe Abhiyan. "January19 is a day of protest and I appeal every nationalist to impress upon the government of India to declare this day as National Holocaust day," he said, appealing to masses to proceed on leave on the day as a mark of protest and solidarity with displaced people. Jammu for India president Hari Om assured support of the people of Jammu in making the rally a success and lamented on the dangers as a consequence of the unfortunate ruling PDP-led alliance in the state. He said the alliance has chosen to disapprove and distance itself from the stated position of the Indian government vis-a-vis Pakistan as well as terrorism and separatism in the state.
Pandit community continues to be neglected by govts: Panun
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