April 2006 News

Accession of J&K with India final in all respects: PKM

30 April 2006
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

Jammu: Declaring that accession of J&K State with Indian Union is complete- legally, constitutionally and politically, the Panun Kashmir Movement (PKM) today said that the Northern area of Gilgit & Baltistan and Pak occupied Kashmir are usurped areas of the J&K State annexed during the aggression of 1947. Releasing the annual policy statement at its Annual General Meeting at Abhinav Theatre here this afternoon, the PKM cautioned the Government about the designs of Pakistan in conducting peace talks while keeping the terror infrastructure intact across the border and allowing unabated infiltration of armed marauders. It said Kashmiri Pandits have a right to live in their native land and demand unequivocally a 'Homeland' to the East and North of River Jehlum as a territorial and political dispensation, with a union territory status as per Margdarshan resolution of 1991. It also demanded an employment package for the unemployed youth of the community so that their further dispersal is stopped. The AGM was inaugurated by chairperson of PKM's Ladies Wing, Mrs Mohni Raina and it was presided over by PKM president Ashwani Kumar Chrangoo. J L Kaul, presented the welcome address while Upinder Kaul its general secretary presented the organizational report. On this occasion, the PKM News Letter was also released. Mr Chrangoo said the News Letter will be a quarterly feature. The AGM conferred Manav Adhikar Samman to P N Lekhi, senior advocate, Supreme Court of India in recognition of his services to the Human rights concerns of Kashmiri Pandit community. This award will be given away to him at a special function at Delhi in near future, Mr Chrangoo announced. The AGM also conferred Saraswati Samman to J L Kaul for year K P Nirvasan Samvat-17. The annual policy was presented by O N Pandita, while Prof. H L Jalali, vice president PKM proposed vote of thanks. On the occasion Vijay Malla a renowned Ghazal singer enthralled the audience with his performance.


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