Addressing a public gathering in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held Congress party responsible for the genocide of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir.
Speaking at Kathua ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, PM Modi said that it was due to the policies of the Congress party that the Kashmiri Pandits had to migrate from Kashmir Valley. Targetting the Congress party, PM Modi said that Congress and their friends were so worried about the vote bank that they overlooked the atrocities on Kashmiri Pandits.
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Prime Minister Modi questioned the Congress saying “Who would do justice when they did injustice for 60 years? Will Congress ever be able to provide justice to Kashmiri Pandits? Will they be able to provide justice to those massacred in 1984 riots?”
He further assured the Kashmiri Pandits that he was committed to settling the displaced Pandits in their native places in Jammu and Kashmir and added that the work has already started in this regard.
“Congress might avoid taking their name but this chowkidar is committed to letting Kashmiri Pandits live on their land. Work has begun. We’re also making efforts to form a law to provide citizenship to families which have come here helplessly from Pak&believe in’Ma Bharti’,” said PM Modi.
The genocide of Kashmiri Pandits began in 1989-90 when Islamic terrorism raised its head in Kashmir. The Islamists systematically targeted the Kashmiri Pandits and lynched at-least 700 of them. Scores of Pandit women were raped, their houses were looted and burnt down. Many Hindu temples were desecrated. And finally, Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Valley, which they fondly used to call home.