Criticising the international community for ignoring the “ethnic cleansing” of Hindus in Kashmir, the Panun Kashmir (PK), a frontal organisation of displaced Pandits, has welcomed the recent Bill introduced by US lawmaker Ted Poe for declaring Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism.
The Panun Kashmir has said the step is a paradigm shift in the thinking process at a global level regarding the situation in Pakistan and its role in supporting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, has recently introduced a Bill in the US Congress against Pakistan.
Addressing a press conference, Panun Kashmir president Ashwani Chrungoo said, “It is a paradigm shift in the thinking at the global level regarding the role of Pakistan which is responsible for harbouring, abetting and sponsoring terrorism in its neighbourhood and particularly in India.”
Chrangoo said Pakistan’s role as a global key player in nourishing terrorism, particularly against India, for the last three decades had rightly come under the diplomatic and global political scanner.
“We appeal to the Government of India to think drastically in terms of declaring Pakistan a state sponsoring terror. The Pandit community has been the worst victim of terrorism and its ethnic cleansing from Kashmir remains an unresolved issue,” the Panun Kashmir presidentclaimed.
Speaking on the occasion, national spokesperson of the Panun Kashmir Virender Raina expressed serious concern over the issue of illegal immigration of Bangladeshis and Rohangyas to the Jammu region. “The government is supposed to put this issue on a fast track than to delay it due to political expediency. The nationalist forces in the state have been raising the issue at all available forums,” the Panun Kashmir president said.