Kashmiri group demands safety of Hindus in the Valley

Posted on August 9, 2010

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9 Aug 2010, 1151 hrs IST,PTI

WASHINGTON: An organisation representing the interests of the Kashmiri Pandits in the US today asked the Indian government to protect the lives of the Hindu community in the Valley, which has witnessed violent protests.

“We are deeply concerned at this loss of lives and property and urge the state Government to make sure the remaining few hundred Kashmiri Hindu families are safe and secure,” said Deepak Ganju, international coordinator for Kashmir Hindu Foundation (KHF).
KHF noted that the Kashmir Valley had witnessed violent incidents resulting in loss of lives and property.

Meanwhile, a group of Kashmiri Americans under the aegis Kashmiri American Council (KAC), which sympathises with the separatist movement in the Valley held a peaceful protest outside the Indian Embassy in Washington and submitted a memorandum.

They urged the Prime Minister to restore the right of peaceful association, assembly and demonstration and asked for an immediate and complete cessation of military and paramilitary action in Jammu & Kashmir.

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