JAMMU, Apr 8: The two- day long third World Conference of Kashmiri Pandits to be held at Jammu on April 11 and 12 will forcefully focus on the separate homeland demand for over seven lakh exiled Pandits in Valley with Union Territory status.
This was stated by PK convenor, Agnishekhar during an informal chat with mediapersons here today. He said besides the homeland the other issues confronting the community and people of Jammu and Ladakh regions who too have been subjected to constant discrimination over the years will also be raised.
He said one session will be devoted to Jammu region to focus on the issues facing the people here. To establish their claim on Kashmir the representatives of 55 lakh Sarswat Brahmins who trace their origin in Kashmir will also participate in the conference, he added.
Besides the representatives from India the guests from US and other countries are also participating in the conference to have thread bare discussions on KPs problems. Besides the terrorists, Islamic fundamentalists some forces within the administration were responsible for mass exodus of KPs. These all agencies worked under a well knit policy, he added.
He declared that portraits on three KP icons who had played a glorious role in stopping the mass migration including Shriya Bhat of 15th century , Kripa Ram 17 th and Birbal Dhar 19th century will be released. These portraits have been made by Gokal Dembi a renowned artist. Besides Holocaust Dhun made by Kuldeep Saproo will also be played during the conference.
He said a cassette on Kashmiri rhyms and rituals dedicated by KP Sabha Pune will also be released. The cassette is the brain child of Krishan Langoo, he added. In addition to this J K Koul Bezan and Asha Zaru’s opera cry of Satisar and a film on the Amarnath land agitation martyrs will also be released, he added.
Meanwhile Dr Utpal Koul a founder member of Homeland Movement of Panun Kashmir has assured his full support to the World Conference.