By K.N. Pandita – Reports say that displaced Kashmiri Pandits have filed a petition before the Supreme Court asking for the rehabilitation. Reportedly, the SC has issued notices to the Government of India and the J&K Government. The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Union and the State governments.
It is ironical that the request for rehabilitation comes from those who are the victims of ethnic cleansing in their places of origin. Are they convinced that conditions in the valley are conducive for their return and rehabilitation? Only some weeks ago Dr. Farooq Abdullah the Patron of NC and his son Omar Abdullah visited a refugee camp of the Pandits in Jammu and publicly declared that conditions in the valley were not conducive for their return. How come the Pandits have discounted these views and undertaken to approach the SC?