Pandit family returns home in Lolab
Turabi, Hurriyet leaders, Agha Syed Hassan Al- Moosvi AlSafvi, Zafar Akbar Butt and Ghulam Muhammad Safi and Member European Parliament, Amjad Bashir. The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, addressed the seminar from Srinagar through video link. The Mirpure University of Science and Technology conferred honorary degree of Doctorate of Letters on Syed Ali Gilani. The participants of the seminar also prayed for speedy recovery of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.
Meanwhile, according to the data compiled by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state force against peaceful demonstrators while 591 civilians, mostly Hurriyet leaders and youth, were arrested. The troops also disgraced 4 women and destroyed 4 residential houses during the month.
Complete shutdown was observed in Doda town, today, against the continued high- handedness of Indian police. The puppet authorities disallowed the students of Kashmir University in Srinagar to organize a seminar in remembrance of rape and murder victims of Shopian – Aasiya and Neelofar. In Baltimore, Maryland, the Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, addressing a panel discussion on Kashmir during the 41st Annual SRINAGAR— In occupied Kashmir, a migrant Pandit family visited their ancestral house at Lolab in Kupwara district and condemned the Indian agencies for hatching conspiracies to create communal disharmony in the territory.
Jagger Nath Raina ( 80) putting up at Jagti Migrant Camp in Nagrota area of Jammu region since 1990’ s has finally taken a stride forward to return to his home after a gap of almost twenty- six years. The family is one among the many who aspire to revisit and revive their bond with the Muslim brethren in the Kashmir Valley.
Jagger Nath Raina in an interview said that some agencies were hatching conspiracies to create communal disharmony between the Muslim and Pandit communities.
A team of local administration including Naib Tehsildar, Halqa Patwari, Local Auqaf Committee and other officials from the area accompanied the family to their ancestral house Darpora area of Lolab.
Buoyed by the response from the people, Jagger Nath Raina said that his family had been getting more love and
in affection from the people of their home. He urged the other Pandits to take a cue from his return. “Let this be the beginning of a new era,” he added.
“I appeal my Pandit brethren to return the homeland and revive our ageold bonds with our Muslim brethren,” he said, adding, “We in no way support the government on such an initiative that aims to harm the communal harmony.” Raina said, “Our choice to live here as common Kashmiris.”
Raina’s son moved by mutual respect and love between his father and other people when they reached the
is Darpora village said, “I saw a man probably of the age of my father breaking into tears after reviving the memories with my father. The scene was something I can’t describe in words.”— KMS