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Kashmiri Americans condemn action against Pandits

india Updated: May 05, 2009 09:04 IST

The Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF) has "strongly condemned" the Jammu and Kashmir Police's recent alleged "unprovoked assault and arrests" of internally displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu.

Kashmiri Hindus were peacefully demonstrating against the deletion of their names from the voter registration lists and the alleged discriminatory policies of the Election Commission, IAKF said in a statement.

The forum alleged that the discriminatory tactics and complex procedure to register Kashmiri Pandit voters were deliberately adopted to disenfranchised thousands of them, who have already been rendered homeless by terrorism.

The IAKF demanded that the Election Commission immediately streamline the voter registration process for Kashmiri Pandits, who have already been rendered homeless by terrorism.

It also asked the government of India to take immediate actions to correct the voter list and pursue criminal cases against those bureaucrats who are responsible for these misdeeds, according to the statement.