Mirwaiz asks GoI to clear stand on establishing Pandit, Sainik Colonies We’re keeping a watch on developments: Hurriyat (G)

Srinagar, Feb 8:
A day after Government of India (GoI) stated that no separate colonies for displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) would be established, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman asked Delhi to clear its stand on setting up of Sainik and Pandit colonies in the Valley.

“The coalition partners speak in different language. It is the history of mainstream politicians that they say one thing in Kashmir and another in Delhi,” Mirwaiz said.
He said they have made their stand clear that no separate Pandit or Sainik colonies are acceptable to the people of J&K.

“GoI should make its stand clear on Pandit and Sainik colonies and also the issue of West Pakistan Refugees (WPRs) once for all,” he said.
The Hurriyat (M) chairman said they will wait and watch the situation.
Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir informed parliament yesterday there was no proposal for setting up separate colonies for displaced Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir.

Hurriyat Conference (G) chief spokesman, Ayaz Akbar, said, “We can’t welcome the statement made by the GoI as such promises were made previously as well and later they failed to fulfill their promises on the ground.”
He said they are keenly watching the development whether the government would set up separate colonies for the Kashmiri Pandits or not.

“We can’t say anything at this point of time but we are watching the development keenly,” he said.
Terming the government as ‘untrustworthy’, the Hurriyat (G) spokesman said, “The promises made by the Indian government have not been fulfilled and how can we believe that the promises made by them this time would be implemented on the ground,” he said. (KNS)