KP Bodies For Restoration Of Religious Properties In Valley
1 November 2007
The Daily Excelsior
Jammu: The representatives of various Kashmiri Pandit organizations including Kashmir Devasthan Suraksha Samiti, ASKPC Youth Front, Kashmir Hindu Welfare Forum and All India Kashmiri Pandit Dharmic Sabha have expressed grave concern over the encroachment of Kashmiri Pandit religious places, temples and properties of displaced Pandits in Valley by the anti social elements. In a joint memorandum to Divisional Commissioner Jammu, they alleged that there was a invisible network as some revenue officials and police personnel were also involved in helping these elements in grabbing the property of Hindus in Valley. The memorandum alleged that the Deputy Commissioners of Srinagar and Budgam including other revenue officials and police personnel have adopted a mechanism to ignore the petitions, representations and other forms of pleadings of the KPs spread all over the India regarding restoration of their property. The memorandum demanded that all the left over properties of Pandits be taken up by the Government, a judicial commission or a CBI probe ordered as to why the petitions and pleadings were not heard, the hush hush sale of temples and their properties by trusts and other organizations should be probed and such sales be declared null and void and the benefits of Roshni Act be extended to displaced KPs.