Demanding a reversal of their exile, Kashmiri pandit representatives have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to sit for an urgent meeting.
Rich tributes were showered on the martyrs on the eve of Balidan Divas at a Webinar- Mahapanchayat of Kashmir Pandits- on Saturday. The family members of some of the prominent martyrs were also present to remember their loved ones, reports ANI.The webinar was attended by Kashmiri Pandit representatives from Jammu, Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, Canada, Cape Town, and England.
In a statement released after the event, the organisers said that seven hundred thousand population of exiled native Kashmiris spread all over the globe are longing to return to their homeland on their own terms.
"Our roots are engraved in the soil of Valley for more than five thousand years and have our existential stake in Kashmir," said the statement.
"We seek their help to create socio-political consensus in the Country and JK Union territory for the return, restitution, rehabilitation and political empowerment of exiled natives back in Kashmir Valley," the statement said.
The Kashmiri pandits also demanded to constitute a high-level commission of inquiry (SIT) headed by a retired Supreme Court judge to be assisted by NIA Chief, DG JK police & Director IB to probe and investigate the conspiracies behind the ethnic cleansing of religious minority and killings of innocent native Kashmiris by terrorists and bring the perpetrators to justice.