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After separatists, now Kashmiri Pandits refuse to meet all-party delegation

Updated: Sep 05, 2016 14:06 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 5 (ANI): The Panun Kashmir, a frontal organisation of migrant Kashmiri Pandits, on Monday refused to meet the visiting parliamentarians, saying they have humiliated the nation by not giving enough time to the representatives of various delegations to put forth their concerns.

Panun Kashmir president Ajay Chirangoo countered Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assertion and said that it was never about Kashmiriyat or insaniyat.

"Geelani has so many times said he does not want a system in Kashmir which conforms to democracy, secularism and nationalism.

The entire seditious moment is a fascist moment in the valley. It's an Islamic fascist moment and the Government of India was knowing it from the very beginning," he added.

Chirangoo told ANI that the Government of India was aware of the fact that the entire segment of Hurriyat leadership is supporting this moment.

"How would they think that they are going to meet them and they will be talking to them democracy or humanity? They are trying to befool themselves and fool the whole nation. I personally feel that the nation has been humiliated yesterday in the Valley. Today they have humiliated the nation in Jammu by reluctantly agreeing to come to Jammu and talk to the representatives in Jammu for a few hours," he added.

The Panun Kashmir president said it was humiliating that the all-party delegation has given a time of just eight minutes to 12 organisations.

"They told us that from 2:55-3:03 they would be meeting all 12 representatives which means that they will be talking to each representative for half a minute. We extend our good morning or good afternoon to them from here rather than going and talking to them. If they do not have time to talk to the nationalists, who have worked on the ground and who know what is happening in the state means they have different motivations. We are not going to meet them," he added.

Significantly, the Panun Kashmir's decision not to meet the visiting delegation in Jammu comes after separatists in Kashmir refused to meet some of its members.

Extremely upset with the separatists move to reject the offer of talks, Rajnath earlier today said this clearly indicates that they don't believe in 'insaniyat, Kashmiriyat, jamuriyat' while reiterating the doors are always open for those keen on holding a dialogue to restore normalcy in the region.

Addressing the media in Srinagar, Singh said the Centre as well as the all-party delegation is extremely serious and concerned about ensuring that the prevailing situation improves in the valley and normalcy is restored at the earliest.

The all-party delegation, headed by the Home Minister, yesterday held parleys with various sections of the society and listened to their concerns as part of efforts to find a common solution to the current unrest.

The delegation earlier met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti during which a detailed presentation was given by the state government highlighting various issues related to the current scenario in Jammu and Kashmir.

While interacting with the delegation, Mehbooba said that Kashmir is a common issue of national interest and should not be viewed as a political issue.

Meanwhile, the all-party delegation has arrived in Jammu.

Kashmir has been on the boil since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani on July 8. (ANI)