Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in search of safety for Kashmiri Pandits who’re working in Kashmir valley amid current focused killings by terrorists.
Mr Gandhi mentioned he met a Kashmiri Pandit delegation in the course of the current Bharat Jodo Yatra when it entered Jammu and Kashmir.
The Congress chief alleged the delegation complained the authorities in Jammu area have been forcing Kashmiri Pandit staff, who had fled Kashmir valley after terror assaults, to return to the valley and resume work.
“They (Kashmiri Pandit delegation) informed me that authorities officers have been forcing them to go to Kashmir valley to work. Sending them again to Kashmir valley when the security and safety state of affairs are clearly not good is a merciless factor to do,” Mr Gandhi mentioned in Hindi within the letter to PM Modi.
“Until the state of affairs improves, the federal government can use the companies of those Kashmiri Pandit staff in different administrative and public services,” the Congress MP mentioned.
प्रधानमंत्री जी, भारत जोड़ो यात्रा के दौरान कश्मीरी पंडितों के प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने मुझसे मिलकर अपने दुखद हालात बताए।
आतंकियों की टारगेटेड किलिंग के शिकार कश्मीरी पंडितों को बिना सुरक्षा गारंटी घाटी में जाने के लिए विवश करना निर्दयी कदम है।
आशा है, आप इस विषय में उचित कदम उठाएंगे। pic.twitter.com/1LnxDkT8i9
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) February 3, 2023
The Congress’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, or unite India march, led to Jammu and Kashmir final week, a number of months after it began from India’s southernmost tip Kanyakumari.
Greater than 5,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been working in Kashmir valley since their choice beneath the Prime Minister’s Particular employment package deal launched in 2010.
The package deal has two key parts – giving jobs to six,000 younger Kashmiri Pandits and constructing lodging for them.
However many have left Kashmir valley as a result of security considerations after focused killings by terrorists.