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Kashmiri Pandits protest in front of UNMOG in Jammu

india Updated: Jun 21, 2010 00:38 IST

Representatives of various Kashmiri Pandit (KP) organisations today held a demonstration in front of United Nations Military Observors Group (UNMOG) in protest against human rights violations and "apathetic" approach of the government towards the displaced KP community.

Representatives of various KP Organisations held demonstration for about an hour in front of UNMOG office at sainki colony.

They submitted an appeal to Ban KI Moon, Secretary General of United Nations through UNMOG, Jammu asking for his intervention to ask Union government to take realistic steps for secured rehabilitation of KP in their own homeland in Kashmir.

Addressing the gathering, president of Kashmiri Pandit Sabha Jammu A N Sadhu said that KPS should be rehabilitated in the native land in accordance with the norms set forth by the UNHR charter.

Convenor of J&K Nationalist Movement K N Pandita demanded that KPS living in exile be given the proper nomenclature of Internally displaced Persons (IDPS) and all facilities recommended for this category of refugees be provided to them.

President of J&K Nationalist United front A K Dewani lambasted the state as well as central governments for terming KPS migrants instead of IDPS.