September 2003 News

Pandit Exodus A Conspiracy: Shah

4 September 2003
News Network International

Srinagar: Describing the mass exodus of Kahmiri Pundits from Kashmir as a conspiracy, the Democratic Freedom Party chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Wednesday expressed his desire for their return. Addressing a conference at New Delhi, Shah said, 'Kashmiri Pundits are unalienable part of our society and we wish their home coming.' Without accusing any individual or Party for the conspiracy, Shah said had there been a check on that (conspiracy) Pundits would not migrate. Stressing the need to rehabilitate all those migrated since 1947, Shah asserted the healthy ties between India and Pakistan followed by a permanent solution to Kashmir issue would better facilitate the return of all those displaced from their native land, a Greater Kashmir report said. The Conference titled 'Problems of Kashmiri Pandits' organised by Observer Research Foundation(ORF) was attended by a host of dignitaries and politicians from across the country. -


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