15, Jan 2019 | CJP Team
The Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti (KPSS) has written to the President of India over a communication issued by Advisor(s) to the Governor that KPSS alleges has been issued “under the vicious influence of ‘Political Migrants’, who are political workers of various political parties living in Kashmir Valley and are hell bent to cause damage to the Kashmiri Pandit/Kashmiri Hindu Community” living in the Valley “to achieve some vested and malafide interests.”
Sanjay Tickoo, president of KPSS, which is a partner organisation of CJP, in his letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, has noted that despite the fact that the communication concerns a matter that is still subjudice before the High Court, the Advisor(s) to the Governor did not wait for orders or a judgement to be pronounced, the Advisor “uses his office to influence the matter in favour of persons i.e. ‘Political Migrants’ for the reasons better known to him only.” Tickoo has added that “this attitude only shows…how much respect and credibility the person shows towards the Judicial System,” saying that he “is behaving above the law of the land to benefit the ‘Political Migrants’ on whose behest” the communication was issued. Tickoo has also noted that a detailed memorandum that highlighted the “Political Slaughter of 808 Non Migrant Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindu Families who chose not to leave Kashmir Valley in 1990 by State Government” was already submitted in November 2018 to the President’s office.
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Tickoo has alleged that the communication in question, dated January 9, 2019, “is a visible proof that the State Administration under Governor Rule is trying to slaughter Kashmiri Pandit Community living in Kashmir Valley (Non-Migrant) on the behest of some persons/political parties who actually are the main cause of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in the year 1990”.
Tickoo has called for the President to treat this matter as “most important” and issue “necessary instructs” to the Governor “to take action against” those “playing deliberate and intentional role to cause harm to the Non-Migrant Kashmiri Pandits/Kashmiri Hindus” living in the Valley. Moreover, Tickoo has requested that instructs be issued for maintaining “the dignity of the Judicial System”. The letter has also been copied to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh, and Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Satya Pal Malik.
The letter, as well as the communication, can be read here:
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