Special US Resolution Vindicates Stand Of KPS: Panun Kashmir6 August 2011
Jammu: Expressing satisfaction over introduction of a special resolution on Kashmiri Pandits in the US House of Representatives, Panun Kashmir today said the resolution has vindicated their stand that the community is a victim of terrorist violence, aided and abetted by Pakistan. 'We express deep satisfaction over the introduction of a special resolution on Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits in the US House of Representatives by influential Democratic Congressman, Frank Pallone,' Panun Kashmir, organisation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, President Ashwani Kumar Chrungoo today said while addressing the executive council meeting. The resolution was introduced yesterday by Pallone. This historic resolution in the US law making body vindicates the stand of the organisation that the Kashmiri Pandits, against whom acts of genocide and ethnic cleansing took place in their ancestral habitat, are the main victims of terrorist violence, aided and abetted by Pakistan, he said. Frank Pallone is a great friend of India and has always supported the Indian cause in the US, he said. We are thankful for introduction of the current resolution in the US House of Representatives which condemns the terrorist and extremist violence in Kashmir, lack of religious freedom and human rights violations committed against the Kashmiri Pandits, he added. Pallone had insisted in his resolution that terrorist infrastructure in the region must be dismantled and the terrorists held accountable for their actions, he said. The resolution moved by Pallone reflects his deep understanding of the historical and cultural moorings of the Kashmiri Pandits as the original inhabitants of Kashmir, he said. The government should take lead from the resolution and appropriate and proactive measures must be taken against terrorism and also ameliorate the suffering of the Kashmiri Pandits who have been living as refuges in their own country for the last two decades, he said.