Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets LG, term domicile law a ‘historic milestone’
Jammu: Representatives of various organizations of Kashmiri Pandit Community including Kashmiri Pandit Welfare Organizations and All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee Thursday called on the Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu at the Raj Bhavan, and expressed their gratitude towards Government of India and J&K UT Administration for the introduction of new Domicile Law in J&K.
The members of these delegations termed the new Domicile Law of Jammu and Kashmir as “historic”. They also reiterated that the removal of Article 370 and Article 35A, which proved to be a “stumbling block in the path of development”, would take the UT to “new heights of growth and development.”
While interacting with the members of the delegations, the Lt Governor observed that the new Domicile Law will ensure equitable, balanced and inclusive development of Jammu and Kashmir and its people.
A delegation of Kashmiri Pandit Welfare Organizations headed by Dr. K.N Pandita (Padma Shri), comprising of ex-MLCs Surinder Ambardar & G.L Raina; KK Khosa, President Kashmiri Pandit Sabha Jammu; and several social activists put forth various welfare issues of Kashmiri Pandit community including simplification of voting process; speeding up of selection process under PM Package; transit accommodation for migrant employees etc.
On being apprised of the issue of protection of shrines; the Lt Governor maintained that the Government has already taken up the issue to ensure the safety and security of the shrines and devotees.
Meanwhile, the delegation of All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee led by its Chairman, Vinod Pandit comprising of Vijay Bakaya, former Chief Secretary & ex-MLC and Kuldeep Khoda, former DGP presented a cheque of Rs 1.75 lakhs to the Lieutenant Governor as a contribution to PM CARES Fund towards the efforts being undertaken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Lt Governor further assured the members of the delegations that Government of India and the UT Government is committed to addressing all the issues of J&K.