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Mirwaiz for “building consensus” on separate Pandit townships

‘Don’t want to live separately but can’t afford to buy land’

June 12, 2019 | BK NERWS DESK /SRINAGAR

Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said he will try to build consensus around the issue of building separate townships in each district for Kashmir Pandit migrants who want to return home.
According to a Hurriyat statement, Mirwaiz met a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits who on are a visit to the valley in connection with Mela Kheer Bhawani.
The statement said the Pandits led by Satish Kumar and Nathil Razdan who “are a group of ordinary Kashmiris and not affiliated with any organisation”, called on the Hurriyat Conference chairman at his Nigeen residence
“Members of the delegation told Mirwaiz that they and hundreds like them are extremely eager to return to their homeland and seek his help in this regard. They said that they do not want to live in separate and segregated colonies as is being suggested by authorities but like in the past want to live among all in common neighborhoods,” the Hurriyat statement said.
“They said that as land prices are much high than since before , they would not be able to afford individual plots and homes, so they suggest that in each district of the valley some land may be allocated to them where they can build affordable flats in which they can live. They said that members of other communities can also buy flats there if they want. They do not want segregation but want to live together,” the statement said.
“The delegation told the Mirwaiz that they being a part and parcel of the Kashmir society and its composite ethos, are as much pained by what is happening here as there Muslim brethren. They said that many claim to represent them, but in reality most are exploiting there situation and there deep emotional desire to come back, rather than doing much about it,” it said.
“Mirwaiz told the delegation that he empathises with their pining to return and assured them that all Kashmiri Muslims want them to come back and live together as before, as Kashmir belongs to them as much as it does to those who did not leave. He assured them of all help and assistance in there suggestion which he said he found sincere and sensible. He said he will help in building a consensus around it among all segments of people and will try to bring others on board,” the Hurriyat statement said.
“At the end of the meeting it was decided that members of the delegation will stay in touch with the Mirwaiz and work on the idea to concretise it and take it forward,” it added.

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Mirwaiz for “building consensus” on separate Pandit townships

‘Don’t want to live separately but can’t afford to buy land’

June 12, 2019 | BK NERWS DESK /SRINAGAR

Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Tuesday said he will try to build consensus around the issue of building separate townships in each district for Kashmir Pandit migrants who want to return home.
According to a Hurriyat statement, Mirwaiz met a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits who on are a visit to the valley in connection with Mela Kheer Bhawani.
The statement said the Pandits led by Satish Kumar and Nathil Razdan who “are a group of ordinary Kashmiris and not affiliated with any organisation”, called on the Hurriyat Conference chairman at his Nigeen residence
“Members of the delegation told Mirwaiz that they and hundreds like them are extremely eager to return to their homeland and seek his help in this regard. They said that they do not want to live in separate and segregated colonies as is being suggested by authorities but like in the past want to live among all in common neighborhoods,” the Hurriyat statement said.
“They said that as land prices are much high than since before , they would not be able to afford individual plots and homes, so they suggest that in each district of the valley some land may be allocated to them where they can build affordable flats in which they can live. They said that members of other communities can also buy flats there if they want. They do not want segregation but want to live together,” the statement said.
“The delegation told the Mirwaiz that they being a part and parcel of the Kashmir society and its composite ethos, are as much pained by what is happening here as there Muslim brethren. They said that many claim to represent them, but in reality most are exploiting there situation and there deep emotional desire to come back, rather than doing much about it,” it said.
“Mirwaiz told the delegation that he empathises with their pining to return and assured them that all Kashmiri Muslims want them to come back and live together as before, as Kashmir belongs to them as much as it does to those who did not leave. He assured them of all help and assistance in there suggestion which he said he found sincere and sensible. He said he will help in building a consensus around it among all segments of people and will try to bring others on board,” the Hurriyat statement said.
“At the end of the meeting it was decided that members of the delegation will stay in touch with the Mirwaiz and work on the idea to concretise it and take it forward,” it added.


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