Srinagar, January 21 In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, has said that the Kashmiris will welcome the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley but settling them in separate colonies is unacceptable.
Gilani said this in response to a resolution adopted by the so-called Kashmir Assembly on return of Pandits as a political gimmick. The resolution called for safe return of Kashmiri Pandits and displaced members of other communities to the Valley, said a press release issued on Saturday.
The APHC Chairman said, “We will welcome return of Kashmiri Pandits to Valley but any separate colony for their (Pandits) settlement in Valley is unacceptable. We won’t allow such colonies and will oppose it.”
Gilani said that the resolution passed by administration was incomplete until and unless 15 lakh Kashmiris, who were forced to migrate from the Valley in 1947, 1965 and 1971, were called back to occupied Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the APHC spokesman strongly denounced the puppet authorities for continuously keeping Syed Ali Gilani under house arrest and preventing his from even performing religious obligations like offering Juma prayers.