Welcome Pandit coming, but will oppose separate settlements: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) has said it always welcomes the “homecoming” of Kashmiri Pandits and encourages every move which helps their return.

“Let them come back and live as they previously used to, along with their Muslim brothers,” a Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said in a statement.

“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,” he said.

Commenting on Governor’s statement that separate settlement for Pandits is a compulsion and not a choice, Hurriyat (G) spokesperson said “if the decision is subserviant 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”.

“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,” he said.

“Hurriyat welcomes with open arms every displaced citizen of this state including those who suffered similarly in 1947, 1965, 1990 and they should also be among the beneficiaries,” he said.

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