Jammu, Jan 20: Panun Kashmir yesterday observed "black day" to mark the beginning of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from their ancestral land in Jammu and Kashmir.
Over 200 people thronged the Community Hall at the Jagti migrants camp in Nagrota belt of Jammu and observed the black day to register the protest against the "forced" exodus
in 1990 on this day.
The protesters were wearing black badges and black head gears to express their resentment.
Speaking at the occasion, chairman of PK, Ajay Chrungoo, said, "Kashmiri Pandits are being held hostage by the policy makers to the regressive communal forces who are hell bent to unhinge Jammu and Kashmir from the Indian nation."
After more than two decades of forced exile from our ancestral land why the KPs were denied their right in Kashmir, he said.
Chrungoo said Panun Kashmir is well aware of the problems being faced by the camp inmates at Jagti and other refugee camps that is why in the recently concluded national
convention on December 28 in Jammu a resolution was adopted to address the problems being faced by the community.
Panun Kashmir has constituted a team named "PRAYAS" of the experts who will document the challenges faced by the community members and prepare a blue print to mitigate these problems, he said.