& Biradhari News
Massacre - Protest by KPs.
of the KP biradari from Mumbai
& Navi Mumbai held a demostration in Kopar Khairna on 30th March 2003, to
protest against the brutal killing of 24 Kashmiri Pandits at Nadimarg in
Kashmir. Demonstration was held under the banner of Kashmiri Pandits Association
and the Uttar Bharati Hindu Mahasangh.
Pakistan as the 'Mother of Terrorism', the demonstrators requested the
international biradari to declare Pakistan a Terrorist State. They also deplored
the Media for underreporting/misreporting the facts with regard to genocide of
is the apex body of 42 affiliate organisations of Kashmiri displaced persons in
India and abroad.]
delegation of KP Front Organisations, led by Shri M.K.Kaw, President AIKS,
called on Shri L.K.Advani, Dy. PM and Home Minister of India on 29th March 2003
in his office at North Block, New Delhi. The delegation, among other things,
conveyed its strong feelings of condemnation on the dastardly massacre of 24 KPs
in Nadimarg, and pleaded for a high level probe into the security failure, to
pin point the weakness in the system. It was also emphasised that the return of
KPs to the Valley should not be decided unilaterally without consulting them. A
written Memorandum was also submitted to the Dy. PM.
M.K.Kaw, after having taken over as President of the All India Kasahmiri Samaj,
New Delhi, has set the following agenda for next three years:
Build up the office and infrastructure of AIKS.
ii) Create a democratic system of functioning through committees and panels.
iii) Take all decisions by consensus. iv) Institute Constitutional reforms. v)
Build a sound financial base. vi) Implement a programme for the amelioration of
the condition of Kashmiri Pandits in general and those in distress in
particular. vii) Formulate and implement a programme for the development of the
community and social reforms, especially in the context of issues relating to
women and children. viii) Formulate a realistic National Policy on Kashmir and
create a political consensus for its adoption and implementation. ix) Convert
AIKS into a single moderate, mainstream voice of the Kashmiri Pandits and try to
forge a consensus between the persons and the parties holding different shades
of opinion. x) Delagate functions and powers to Zones and Unit levels so as to
ensure better monitoring and coordination among the associates and other units.
to a Press Release, issued by M.L.Kaul, General secretary of AIKS, an eight
member delegation of AIKS led by Sh. M.K.Kaw
met Sh. N.N.Vohra, Government of India’s interlocutor on Kashmir, on
30th May 2003, and placed before him the view point of the KP’s migrant
community regarding the issues concerning the dialogue with various political
groups in Jammu & Kashmir. The delegation discussed the issue of autonomy
and host of other problems connected with bringing peace and stability in Jammu
& Kashmir. The delegation emphasised that government of India should accept
no solution which undermines territorial integrity of the country, nor should it
involve surrender of any part of the territory to Pakistan. It should not also
jeopardise the secular and democratic fabric of the country.
delegation dwelt on the issue of return of Kashmiri Pandits and discussed the
confidence-building measures which could help in the rehabilitation of those
forcibly ousted from the state, and reverse the process of ethnic cleansing
started by the Islamic fundamentalist forces operating in the state.
the AIKS delegation met Dr. Manmohan Singh, Leader of the congress party in
Rajya Sabha and placed before him the problems facing the migrant community
temporarily living in camps and other places in the country. The delegation
presented him a memoranda containing urgent problems facing Kashmiri Pandits in
addition to those relating to their return to Kashmir. Dr Manmohan Singh’s
response to the issues raised by the delegation was positive and encouraging. He
extended his party’s assurance to the delegation that issues which could be
tackled by Jammu and Kashmir government, would he discussed with the Chief
Minister and ways and means found to satisfactorily resolve them. As regards
problems whose solution was within the competence of the central government, the
Congress party would endeavor to bring these to the notice of concerned central
Ministers and seek their redressal.
President AIKS, New Delhi, vide a Circular dated 3rd June 2003, has nominated
the following as Vice Presidents. Their jurisdictions and areas of work are
shown in brackets:
Sh. M.L. Mattoo, KPA, Mumbai. [Vice President, Western Zone]
Sqn. Ldr. B.L.Sadhu, Kashmiri Bhawan, Chandigarh [Vice President, Northern Zone]
Shri Sunil Shakdher, Pamposh Encl, New Delhi [Vice President, New Delhi]
Pt. T.N. Khosa, Kashyap Niwas , Amphalla, Jammu Tawi [Vice President, J&K]
Pt. L.N. Kaul, Kashmir Bhawan, Kolkata [Vice President, East Zone]
Dr. Vimal Razdan, K.S, Jodhpur [Vice President].
Pt. D.N. Kaul, Mahanagar, Lucknow [Vice President, Central Zone]
duties have been assigned to them:
To tour extensively in the area to monitor and coordinate the AIKS action
programme. ii) To reactivate the dormant AIKS units in the zone. iii) To bring
the unrepresented K.P. Groups in the region into AIKS mainstream. iv) To raise
resources through donations, advertisements or organising programmes for fund
raising for AIKS. v) To publicise programmes and policies drawn up by AIKS
through group discussions and send feed back to AIKS. vi) To interact with
moderate communities in the zone and other minority leaders to seek support for
circular 5(1) 2000 Dt: 2-06-2003
Registration of Kashmiri Migrants:
has reference to letter no KSS101 dated 22 May 2003 from President KSS
Chandigarh addressed to Sh. Ravi Thusoo, Relief Commissioner J&K. This
subject has been attracting AIKS attention since long and we have been pursuing
the matter with central Government. Kashmiri Samiti and other state affiliates
have also been making effort for registration of migrants at their ends. On the
recommendation of Delhi State Government and vigorously pursued thereafter by
Kashmiri Samiti Delhi, the Government of India has relented and recently decided
to open registration of migrants who for various reasons were left out after it
was closed in 1992. Kashmiri Samiti is coordinating the re-registration, who
will very soon get in touch with you on the matter and send you copy of the
Government circular and the forms for your guidance and follow-up. - General
Visthapit Seva Samiti, Bangalore, in an emergency meeting held on 24th March
2003, deeply condemned the barbaric attack on Kashmiri Pandits at Nadimarg. The
Samiti also questioned the secular credentials of successive governments of
J&K State including the present government headed by Mufti Mohd. Syed. A
two-minute silence was also observed in the memory of those killed brutally at
25th March, 2003, a delegation of the Samiti led by Mr. Opender K. Bali,
Secretary, submitted a Memorandum to Shri T.N.Chaturvedi, Hon'ble Governor of
Karnataka at Raj Bhawan.
200 Kashmiri Pandits including women and children residing in Bangalore, Mysore
and Tumkur held a demonstration in front of Mahatma Gandhi Statue on M.G.Road in Bangalore,
protesting against the brutal killings. The protest was jointly organised by
Kashmiri Hindu Samiti and Kashmiri Hindu Cultural Welfare Trust, Bangalore.
to a Press Release issued by the Kashmiri Sahayak Sabha, Chandigarh, a general
body meeting of the Sabha was held at the Bhawan on 31st
May, 200. Following office bearers were re-elected for a further period of one
Sh. A.K.Nehru, Sh. Ashok Tiku, Dr. Rakesh Dhar, Sh. Sanjay Tiku, Sh. Sanjeev
Kaul, Sh. Manoj Handoo & Sh.
Ajay Pandita. Sh. M.L.Ambardar and Sh. C.L.Pandita, both Trustees were also
Anniversary of Bhagwan Sri Gopinathji Maharaj:
35th Mahanirvan Anniversary of Bhagwan Sri Gopinathji Maharaj was celebrated at
Narmadheshwar Mandir, Trombay on 2nd June 2003. A Hawan was performed with full
sanctity followed by a community Prasad. Fotedar family played a major role in
ceremony of Dheeraj (S/o Smt. Sarla and Shri S.K.Razdan of Mayant
Apartments, I.C.Colony, Borivali) was performed at Mumbai on 7th May, 2003.
(S/o Smt. Sarla & Shri
S.K.Razdan of Mayank Apartments, I.C.Colony, Borivali) was married to Sangeeta
(D/o Smt. & Shri Sanatan Das of Brahmapur, Orissa) on 12 May 2003 at
Bhubaneshwar. Wedding Reception-cum-Dinner, to bless the couple, was also held
at MIG Cricket Club, Kalanagar, Bandra on 17th May 2003.
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the Oct-Dec 2002 issue of Milchar, the residential address of Shri Ashok Moza
(LM-565) has inadvertently been shown wrong. His correct address is: C-315,
Jyoti C.H.Society, Shahad (W), Kalyan, Dist. Thane 421 103. Tel: 0251-2300418.
Error is regretted.