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Kashmiri Pandit migrants protest outside relief commissioner's office in Jammu

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

A group of Pandit migrants today protested the "attachment" of a senior bureaucrat for issuing a controversial notice seeking details of members of the community visiting the Bhawani temple for an annual fair.

Dozens of protesters representing different organisations assembled outside the office of relief at the Canal road in the city and demanded rescinding of the attachment order against the "honest officer".

was attached yesterday after the revoked a controversial notice which sought details of Pandits visiting Bhawani temple for an annual fair.

"We have ordered an inquiry into how this notice was issued without the knowledge of any in the department, including the The who issued the notice had been relieved from the department," for Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Disaster Management, Javaid Mustafa Mir, had said yesterday.

The protesters accused the government of acting in haste and said the notice was issued to ensure better facilities for the pilgrims and there was nothing wrong in it.

"It is unfortunate that the government acted in haste and made an honest scapegoat. He issued the notice for ensuring better facilities for the pilgrims intending to visit the Bhawani," said one of the protesters,

He claimed that the government acted at the behest of certain Delhi-based Pandit leaders who try to create confusion in the community for their vested interests.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 00:55 IST