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Kashmiri Pandits hold candle light march in Jammu

india Updated: Aug 27, 2016 22:58 IST
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Kashmiri pandits on Saturday held a candle light march to express solidarity with nearly 1600 workers from their community who have been protesting for over a month after being attacked by a mob in Kashmir.

Various organisations of Kashmiri Pandits came together under the banner of All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) to hold the rally.

“Around 1600 employees from the Kashmiri Pandit community have been protesting in Jammu for the past 46 days after their transit camps were attacked by the stone pelting mob in Kashmir. They have refused to return and the government has turned a blind eye towards them,” said chairman of APMCC, Vinod Pandit.

The protesters accused the state and central government of “forsaking” the community, saying no government representative has visited the victims of the mob attack.

“The situation in Kashmir is not conducive for the return of the protesting employees,” Pandit said.