30 September 2020
Shri Manoj Sinha Ji
Honourable Lt. Governor
Jammu & Kashmir UT
Sub: KPSS President stages fast unto death
All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS) would like to bring to your kind attention the serious issue of Sh. Sanjay Tikoo, President, Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), sitting on a ‘fast unto death’ at Ganpathyar Mandir in Srinagar for the last 12 days. Another young man, aged 25 years, has also joined Sh. Tikoo in the said fast.
Both have taken this extreme step to sensitize the JKUT administration to the set of demand put forward by his organization, Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), which represents those Kashmir Pandits who stayed back in the valley even during the worst phase of militancy in Kashmir in 1989-90.
AIKS is strongly of the opinion that demands put forward by KPSS are just, fair, and well within the powers of JKUT’s implementation ambit. The list of demands put up by the organization is enclosed for your ready reference, please.
Their two demands, i.e., employment under P.M. package and relief and rehabilitation of deserving families, need immediate implementation.
We request your kind self to look into the matter personally and save the two lives. You are also requested that the demands, justified from every angle, need to be favorably considered rather than left to the whims and fancies of the insensitive bureaucracy which is usually indifferent to Kashmiri Pandit issues.
With warm regards
(Dr Tej K Tikoo)