State Times NewsSRINAGAR: Senior Vice President People’s Conference and former Minister, Abdul Gani Vakil urged the Modi-2:0 regime to plan and facilitate the return, restitution and rehabilitation of Aborigines Kashmiri Pandit community, the natives back in their homeland, the Kashmir Valley.Unfortunately they are living as refugees in their own country for last three decades, he said adding that 30 years is too long to live a traumatic life without home.Their absence from the Valley a socio cultural vacuum has arisen and the plurality and Kashmiriyat has been imperilled, he said.Kashmir’s heritage, spirituality and syncretic ethos is incomplete without the physical presence of this illustrious community, Vakil added.Successive governments, he said, have failed to address the issues of their safe and dignified return-Ghar Vapsi.The majority community had always been anxiously waiting to receive and welcome their ethnic natives to live together in peace and harmony and jointly contribute to bring back the glory and strength of the Statehood, our heritage and plural polity, Vakil added.Those KP families who stayed back deserve the employment for their educated youth out of PM’s employment package and overage concessions, he said.KPs sitting on Dharna in Srinagar shall be visited by an advisor to Govt to assure them of redressal of the issues raised, he said.He also urged the LG administration to grant compensation to those who lost their livelihood due to COVID-19.
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