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Zafar Iqbal Manhas holds interaction with Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu

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JAMMU: Apni Party’s candidate for the Anantnag-Rajouri Parliamentary seat, Zafar Iqbal Manhas today interacted with the Migrant Kashmiri Pandits here at the Press Club of Jammu and assured the community members that he would fulfil their long pending demands.

As per the press release, an interaction with the migrant Kashmiri Pandits was organized at the Press Club Jammu by the General Secretary of the Party, Vijay Bakaya in which large numbers of migrant community members were also present.

During the meeting, the demands and concerns of the migrants were discussed in detail by the Apni Party leaders.

Meanwhile, the Vice President of the Party, and candidate of the Party for Anantnag – Rajouri Parliamentary constituency, Zaffar Iqbal Manhas spoke on the occasion and assured that he would work for the rehabilitation of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir.

Extending support to the migrant Kashmiri Pandits, he alleged that the traditional parties exploited them as vote banks.

“These parties failed to fulfil the promises made with the KPs in the last three decades depriving the community of their basic rights to get employment, and safe return to the Valley,” he said.

Asserting the Kashmiri Pandits are an inseparable part and parcel of the Kashmiri society, he said that the Apni Party feels that the migrants should be provided with a sense of security and confidence so that they can return to the valley.

He stressed on the need to end misunderstandings spread by the traditional parties for their gains

“We are committed to bridging the gap and bringing the two communities together. We want to rehabilitate the KPs back to the Valley with honour,” said Manhas.

Explaining the importance of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, he said that the community has played a vital role in promoting brotherhood, and peace in Jammu and Kashmir.

As far as the demands of the KPs are concerned, he assured that if he gets elected as a Member of Parliament from the Anantnag – Rajouri Parliamentary seat, he will work for the fulfilment of the long pending demands of the migrants.

He referred to the demands of enhancement of monthly relief amount up to Rs 25000, construction of adequate residential complexes for the migrants, and other related issues which were discussed in threadbare.

Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Party, Vijay Bakaya also explained the difficulties faced by the KPs in Jammu after their migrations from different parts of the valley in the 90s.

He explained to them the policy and agenda of the Party for the rehabilitation of the migrants and providing them with employment opportunities under the Prime Minister package.

He said that the KPs have extended their support to Zafar Iqbal Manhas sahab in the wake of the policy of equitable development of the Apni Party.

The community members expect that the Apni Party would work for the betterment of the migrant community, he added.

He said that the Party is committed to improving basic amenities and will provide other facilities to improve the living standard of the Kashmiri Pandits in migrant camps in Jammu.

Besides, the Provincial President of the Party, S. Manjit Singh also spoke on the occasion, while referring to the agenda of the Party.

He said that the Party is committed to work for unity in Jammu and Kashmir and, to tell the truth to the people.

He criticized the politics of polarization that has created misunderstandings among the people and sought an end to the politics of division.

Earlier, General Secretary of the Youth Wing, and Spokesperson of the Party, Abhay Bakaya also addressed the gathering.

The program was compered by the Provincial Secretary, Minority Wing of the Party, Nana Ji Watal.

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