Kashmiri Pandit outfit says J&K admin ignores meeting requests

A day after prominent pharmacist Makhan Lal Bindroo was gunned down by unknown assailants, Kashmiri President Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS) Sanjay Tickoo on Thursday accused the J&K administration of ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri pundits, claiming that they have been seeking an audience with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha since June 2020, but to no avail.

“We have asked him from time to time for an audience to inform him of the problems, including the security concerns of the Kashmiri Pandit families who continued to remain in the valley even during the peaks of militancy. However, there was no response, ”he told reporters.

“On Tuesday evening, well-known Kashmiri chemist from Valley, Makhan Lal Bindroo, was killed by militants and the same night I again sent a letter to LG, expressing my concerns about security and others. problems of the minority community who did not migrate from the valley. ” he said, adding that “there has been no response yet.”

Meanwhile, J&K BJP (organization) general secretary Ashok Kaul condemned the killings of Bindroo and two public school teachers – who were killed on Thursday – and said the incidents were aimed at disrupting the peace and development process. in progress in UT.

He said the increase in attacks on civilians at J&K indicates unease among the propagators of the violence.

Kaul said the party will ensure that all possible measures are taken to ensure the safety of civilians in Kashmir and especially minorities in order to keep alive the basic principle of ‘Kashmiriyat’.

BJP National Secretary General Tarun Chugh, who is also the party observer for J&K, described the incidents of attacking militants in Srinagar as a “cowardly act of disruptive and anti-national forces backed by the Pakistani ISI”.