Going through threats, Pandit staff protest outside BJP business in Jammu


Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits, working under Prime Minister's development package, raise slogans during a protest outside the BJP office demanding their relocation, in Jammu, Friday, Dec.  23, 2022.

Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits, doing work below Key Minister’s improvement package, raise slogans in the course of a protest outside the house the BJP office environment demanding their relocation, in Jammu, Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. | Photo Credit: PTI

Going through relentless purported on line threats from The Resistance Power (TRF) militant outfit in Kashmir, migrant Pandit workers, who experienced opted Valley postings in the previous 1 ten years, on Friday staged a demonstration outside the house the BJP headquarters in Jammu and expressed unhappiness around Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s new assertion inquiring them to sign up for obligation.

Scores of migrant Pandits and Hindu staff members posted in the Kashmir Valley beneath reserved categories raised slogans exterior the BJP business in Jammu. They were being demanding relocation of Pandit and reserved group workers to Jammu until the problem in Kashmir is brought “under comprehensive control”.

Agnishekhar, a popular Pandit chief, accused the LG administration of “using Pandits as a sacrificial goat”. “There are goal assault survivors protesting these days. Will LG would like to see his daughter posted in Kashmir? Does any district commissioner or district justice of the peace move about in Kashmir devoid of protection?” Mr. Agnishekhar, though referring to the most up-to-date threats from the TRF, said.

‘Failure of security’

“Pandits leaving Kashmir reflects a failure of safety. These staff members must be allowed to serve in Jammu till the situation improves there [in Kashmir], They are not protesting below to have a wage sitting at household. They want to provide in Jammu,” Mr. Agnishekhar explained.

Mr. Sinha a short while ago requested the Pandit workers to return to their duties in Kashmir and warned that salaries can’t be compensated to protesting Pandit staff while they ended up sitting at dwelling.

A the greater part of around 5,000 Kashmiri Pandit personnel, who experienced returned to Kashmir beneath a specific work bundle introduced by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2008, still left the Valley in Might this yr next a spree of killings carried out by militants affiliated to the TRF. Because then the workers refused to sign up for obligations regardless of the LG administration’s steps to put up them in groups in district headquarters and upgrading stability in locations where by Pandit transit camps are located.

In the meantime, fresh threats and the list of Pandit employees posted in Kashmir all over again surfaced on the internet this month from the TRF, fueling fresh scare amid these employees. In these threats, the militant outfit warned that it “will never allow Israel kind settlements and deal harshly”.

“It’s a matter of disgrace that these [TRF] people have stooped to this sort of a level. They are not able to tolerate Jammu and Kashmir’s advancement and want to obstacle it but men and women will give them a befitting reply,” Director Standard of Police Dilbagh Singh said.

Backbone broken

On the newest threats to the BJP leaders by the TRF, Srinagar-dependent BJP spokesperson Altaf Thakur said, “These threats really should be handled as jokes now. The backbone of the TRF and the Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT] has been damaged and they stand decimated. This is just an endeavor to assault the communal harmony of Kashmir.

On the other hand, BJP State President Ravinder Raina, who achieved protesting Pandits in Jammu, appealed to LG Sinha to invite the protesters to the Raj Bhawan and give them an audience.

“LG Sinha has a big heart and has been a politician himself. Babus in Kashmir could not be ready to comprehend their pain properly. LG sahib really should hear to these men and women and the ground realities. I guarantee you [Pandits] I will not allow you to come to be scapegoats,” Mr. Raina reported.

He stated if the require arises, he will guide a delegation of Pandits to Delhi to handle their issues.

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