Jammu, August 30(Scoop News)-Jammu Province Peoples Forum (JPPF) has welcomed the appointment of Gandhi Commission by the state government to enquire and find out root cause of communal riots in Kishtwar district which took the toll of 3 precious human lives and loss of public property worth crores which stood razed to ground and burnt by the anti-national miscreants on the auspicious day of IEd celebration where the local police behaved as mute spectator for more than 8 hours giving free hand to the miscreants to loot the business concerns of minority community, razed them to ground and burnt to ashes. This all happened in presence of MoS Home Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo. No arrest was made and situation remained free for all till curfew was clamped in the evening and military was called out to control the situation.
While speaking to the audience Rtd Sessions Judge Pavitter Singh Bhardwaj, JPPF President termed the visit of All Party delegation headed by Taj Mohi-u-Din Minister for Technical Education to solve crisis as purposeless.
As a result the minorities which suffered the brunt of communal riots have been left in lurch amply by organizing a forced peace march by the two communities. The JPPF President rejected politicizing the incident and termed the outcome as an eye-wash which has not been able to even wash the internal wounds suffered by the minority community.
The grudge of the warring communities remains unsolved and a hundred dollar question remained unanswered as to whether the communal harmony and brotherhood which the people enjoyed in the past shall return and prevail again.
Addressing the audience M S Katoch, JPPF General Secretary appealed to the political parties to abstain from the policy of vote bank politics to gain political mileage and work for the communal harmony and brotherhood as it is the need of the hour throughout India for the sovereignty of the country.
He further suggested confidence building measures in the minority community by conducting recruitment in police to avoid polarization and to remove glaring unemployment in the area.
He further questioned the efficiency of local police which could not trace the whereabouts of 31 guns looted by the rioters even after 15 days. The enquiry behind the communal riots shall not be complete unless the persons who have committed the loot are not identified and weapons recovered as the area is already infest with militancy. The President hoped that the commission will be able to impart justice for the sufferers of communal riots within one month without extension and pinpoint the miscreants behind so that stringent punishment is awarded to them which is necessary for revival of faith in the masses.
Others present in the meeting were Inderjeet Khajuria,Kr Narayan Singh, Gajan Singh Khajuria, Avinash Bhatia, Amrit Magotra , Rajiv Mahajan, Suneeta Sharma,M LSharma,Gajan Singh Akali, Slathia and Tandan.
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