The displaced Kashmiri Pandits and rest of the country have been appalled to see the violent upsurge in Kashmir during the past one week. Some of our community members, pilgrims to holy Amarnath Cave and other nationalistic forces in Kashmir have been having a harrowing time during this period.
Pakistan has once again succeeded in mobilizing the radical elements and armed terrorists in Kashmir, led by separatist Hurriyat Conference, to create disturbances in Kashmir just when the ‘Amarnath Yatra’ had just begun and the return of our displaced community to Kashmir was being considered seriously. The Pakistan sponsored anti national protests have paralyzed the Valley, throwing its normal life out of gear. Statements coming out from the official organs of the Pakistani State make it abundantly clear that Pakistan continues to use its proxies in Kashmir to implement its nefarious designs in the Valley. The barrage of venomous propaganda unleashed by known terrorists like Hafiz Syed and Syed Sallah-u-din and their supporters in Pakistan, with the active connivance of the Government of Pakistan, are clear pointer to the machinations of Pakistani deep state to prevent normalcy from taking root in the Kashmir. The uncalled for comments made by Pakistan’s Minister of Defence against India and its duly elected Prime Minister, are evidence enough that Pakistan will go to any extent to communalize the environment, not just in Kashmir but also in the rest of the country.
We, therefore, intend holding a peaceful demonstration to protest against Pakistan’s continued interference in our internal affairs and appeal to Government of India to protect the minuscule Kashmiri Pandit community in Kashmir, as also those visiting the holy Amarnath cave and other nationalistic forces in Kashmir, from the onslaught of radical groups in the Valley. This demonstration, being organised by All India Kashmiri Samaj, an apex organization of global affiliates of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, will be held near Pakistan High Commission.
We will assemble at Nehru Planitorium, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on 19 July 2016, at 4 P.M.
We appeal to all our brothers and sisters in NCR and all nationalistic forces and their organisations and all those who believe in the unity and integrity of India to join us in large numbers in this demonstration. All those who cannot make it to New Delhi in time are requested to hold such demonstrations in their respective cities on the same date and at the same time.
– All India Kashmiri Samaj