Reports of threat to Kashmiri Pandits baseless, aimed to divert attention from Article 35-A: Sanjay Tickoo

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Srinagar, Sep 10: Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) president Sanjay Tickoo on Monday termed as baseless the news reports telecast by a section of media that there existed a threat to Kashmiri Pandits living in the Kashmir valley.
“Right now State of Jammu and Kashmir is facing political instability and amid this political chaos the news item telecasted by National Media about the so called threat to the Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir Valley is aimed to increase the trust deficit among the population living in the Valley,” Tickoo said in a statement Monday.
He said the KPSS strongly believes that the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) who so ever is living in Kashmir Valley is living of his own and the kind of relationship maintained within their respective neighborhood.
“It seems that the news item about life threat to the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley is a hoax pre-planned conspiracy and is aimed to sacrifice the Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir Valley to gain some vested interest political mileage and to distract people’s attention from the issues related to Article 35-A and Article 370,” he said.
“It also seems that by sacrificing the religious minuscule minority (Kashmiri Pandit) in Kashmir Valley, the vested interest agencies who are planning to do this heinous crime, want to justify the removal of Constitutional Articles, which give special status to the State of Jammu and Kashmir, before the world bodies.”
Tickoo claimed that some local unscrupulous elements started trying to create communal tension soon after the news was telecast by “national media”.
“Now, the onus also lie on the local Majority Community who always claim tall to say that the Kashmiri Pandits should return to their native places but on the contrary are unable to stop these un-scrupulous elements with vested interests who want to permanently damage and dislodge the Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley,” said Tickoo.
He said Kashmiri Pandits have full faith in the masses and more particularly on their respective neighborhood, who always stand at the hour of need. “… and will not allow past mistakes to happen again which can permanently damage the social fabric of Kashmir Valley. We believe in unity against those trying to destroy our existence in Kashmir Valley.”