Jammu, Jul 4: Apni Party President Syed Mohammed Altaf Bukhari Monday said that Kashmiri Pandit community is an inseparable and integral part of Kashmiri society.
Bukhari was addressing an impressive joining programme at Apni Party office in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu which was organized by Youth Wing State General Secretary Abhay Bakaya. Over 18 prominent people, intellectuals, National Conference and PDP leaders joined Apni Party in presence of Altaf Bukhari.
Welcoming them into the party, Bukhari said that the joining in Apni Party was a big success for the Party and it would help the Party to expand its roots in the society for the upliftment of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Lauding the joining, he, as per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), said that “The Kashmiri Pandit community is part and parcel of Kashmir and the circumstances under which they left Kashmir valley is history now.”
He also admitted that the exodus of the KP’s was a tragedy which had torn the fabric of social harmony which needed to be restored.”
“Kashmiri Pandits are intellectuals and they have an important role to play in the society. Without their participation, Kashmiri society is incomplete and hence, the Apni Party is committed to continue its struggle for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits,” he said.
He assured that the issues of the Kashmiri Pandits would be highlighted and resolved on priority basis by the Apni Party. “The relation between Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims will be strengthened with the joining of prominent people, social and political activists,” he hoped.
He expressed happiness at the support shown by the KP’s whose joining in large numbers was a very encouraging endorsement of the policies of the Party.
Earlier, Bukhari asked for two minutes silence to be observed for the dastardly killing of Rahul Bhat Rajni Bala and Vijay Kumar. He also expressed deep concern over the civilian killings.
He said that “There is a need for bridging the gulf between the Kashmiri Muslims and Kashmiri Pandits and that he would personally help in this task to restore the confidence of the people from both the communities.”
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