Pandits, Dogras stage joint protest against desecration of Bhargshakha Temple Mattan, seek SIT probe

Friday, April 28, 2017

Jammu: All Parties Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) alongwith various Kashmiri Pandit and Dogra organisations today staged a protest demonstration against the desecration of famous and revered “Bhargashakha Bhagwati” temple at Mattan by miscreants the other day.Scores of Pandits and Jammuites assembled at Exhibition Ground and shouted slogans against the District administration and local police for failing to provide adequate security to the temple leading to the desecration by the miscreants.The protestors sought immediate constitution of Special Investigative Team (SIT) to probe the matter and bring culprits to book to restore the confidence of Kashmiri Pandits in the state administration.Expressing shock over the incident APMCC Chairman Vinod Pandit appealed the Chief Minister to take up the matter urgently and order a high-level probe into it.He also sought fool proof security cover to all the temples of Kashmir adding some miscreants were hell-bent upon destroying the heritage of Kashmiri Pandits.The protestors later took out a rally and shouted slogans against the culprits and the local district administration.The protest was joined by many social and political organisations of Jammu and Kashmiri Pandits to express outrage over the incident.Prominent among those who attended todays protest demonstration include chairman APMCC sh. Vinod Pandit Sh. M. K. Yougi Ex President Martand Tirath, Sh. Prof. Hari Om Veteran Leader Jammu, Ajay Khosa Panun Kashmir, Martand Kp Brigade Charitable Trust Ravi Khah And Pankaj Bhawani, Senior Journalist Ajat Jamwal, Senior Journalist Sunil Raina, Bali Kriahan Ji, Veer Ji Pandita, Team APMCC Vinod Tikoo, Anil Pandita Ranjan Jyotshi, Vineet Raina, Sunil Koul, Ramkriahan Bhat, Sunil DHAR, Jatin Kachroo, ASKPC Members And Women's Team Of Team APMCC.