Srinagar, July 15: Commenting on the debate over the return of Kashmiri Pandits, Hurriyat Conference (G) Monday said that “we always welcome their home coming and encourage every move which helps their return.”
“Let them come back, live as they previously used to, along with their Muslim brothers,” the amalgam said in a statement issued to KNO, adding that “we wholeheartedly and sincerely want them to come back, but will oppose any move to settle them in separate colonies as it negates the very fabric of our social, cultural and mutual bonds.”
Commenting on the Governor’s statement that separate settlement for Pandits is a compulsion and not a choice, Hurriyat (G) said that “if decisions sub-servant to compulsions, then there is every possibility of fading away the realities under the veil and dust of so-called compulsions which everybody can narrate according to his own choice.”
Hurriyat (G) said that Pandits have been made show pieces by fascist forces to malign and communalize the ongoing movement. “Some self-centered and political opportunists exploit their “victimhood” for their own dividends,” the statement said.
The amalgam as per a statement welcomed with open arms every displaced citizen of this state including those who suffered similarly in 1947, 1965, 1990 should also be amongst the beneficiaries.