BUDGAM: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, P K Pole, Tuesday visited the protesting Kashmiri Pandits at Vessu in the southern area of Qazigund and assured them that “all the service-related issues will be resolved within a week’s time” while other demands will be taken up with top officials.
Pole, who was accompanied by IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, met protesting KPs at Vessu camp. The KPs handed over the memorandum to the Divisional Commissioner. A few KPs were holding placards displaying slogans—“Relocate us to Jammu.” The KP community, especially those working in Kashmir under the Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Package (PMRP) are up in arms for the past one week in the wake of the killing of the KP employee Rahul Bhat at the Tehsil office Chadoora
Addressing the protesting KPs, the Divisional Commissioner said that all the issues related to the services of KPs will be resolved within a week as steps are already afoot.
“I assure you that your issues related to jobs, place of postings, districts of postings, promotions, etc will be resolved within a week,” Pole told protesting KPs and assured them of all the possible help.
He said that militants have lost their strength in targeting big security installations which they used to do earlier and now they are attacking soft targets including unarmed policemen who visit homes on leave. “These killings are meant to create fear psychosis among minorities. I can tell you that the security environment in Kashmir is not what it was some 10 years ago. There is a lot of improvement,” he said—(KNO)