Pan­dit fam­ily re­turns home in Lo­lab

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

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

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