Prominent Kashmiri Pan¬dit organisations, Roots in Kashmir (RIK), Jammu Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) and Youth for Panun Kashmir (Y4PK) have wel¬comed the government decision to allow Indians to purchase land in Jammu & Kash¬mir.
Dilip Mattoo, President JKVM said that the Kashmiri Pandit community has always kept the rights of Indians above any com¬munity or regional aspirations. “We have chosen exodus but no compromise on the unity and integrity of this nation”.
Rahul Mahanoori, Spokesperson, RIK said that soldiers fighting the terror and jihad in Kashmir come from every part of India and thousands have sacrificed their lives fighting the enemy in Kashmir. “It was unfair till now that protectors and martyrs had no right on the land, they were
ready to sacrifice their lives for.”
Netri Bhat, a very prominent woman com¬munity activist said that with ownership rights extended to entire India is a welcome step towards the “One Nation, One Law and One rule.”
This will also bring in much needed invest¬ment and generate employment that will benefit the residents of the state.
Vithal Chowdhary, Organising Secretary for Y4PK said that the best way to counter jihad in Kashmir is by giving every Indian a right to settle in Jammu & Kashmir and provide them all possible support to do so.