Displaced Kashmiri Pandits want status change to IDPs

Excelsior Correspondent
Displaced Kashmiri Pandits plead for status change from ‘Migrant’ to IDPs
Youth for PK meets British MP
JAMMU, Feb 21: A high power delegation of Youth for Panun Kashmir (PK)-the frontline youth wing of Panun Kashmir today held a meeting with the British MP Bob Blackman who is on a visit to India and had come to assess the situation in the State. He met the Panun Kashmir youth delegation in New Delhi and gave them a patient hearing.
In a memorandum submitted to the visiting dignitary, community youth have asked him to apprise the policy makers and the international community that the Kashmiri Pandit community is a frontline victim of the Islamic Jihad, which has now engulfed the entire world and is posing a grave threat to democracy and human rights.
It was due to Islamic Jihad unleashed under the garb of Azadi that Kashmiri Muslim society in Kashmir and their Jihadi foot soldiers inflicted genocide and human rights violation of the Kashmiri Pandit community in 1990.
Memorandum also appealed to MP Bob Blackman to sensitize the world opinion and the Indian State that Kashmiri Pandits are not “migrants ” but Internally Displaced People (IDP) as they have been rendered homeless in their own State and within the borders of their own country -India. As such it is the prime duty of the international community to help the KP community to get justice under the covenants of IDP principles as underlined by the United Nations.
All the IDP principles should be applied in case of KPs as it will guarantee their return and rehabilitation in their separate Homeland as envisaged in Margdarshan Resolution. MemZorandum categorically states that only separate Homeland with full application of IDP principles will ensure the reversal of KP genocide.
Bob Blackman assured that he will raise the IDP issue in United Kingdom and ensure that the Indian government works on the lines proposed by the delegation.
Feb 21 2016

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