The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has sought an appointment with Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to raise the issue of safety and security of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, a spokesperson said here today.

As an immediate measure, we have approached Raj Bhavan for a meeting of the PAGD leadership – Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Muzaffar Shah and me – with LG and we will tell him to resolve the issues. He says a lot on radio and TV, let him do something on the ground,” Tarigami said.

“We will tell the Government to check in a mirror whether there is normalcy on the ground or not and see with your eyes open. We will also tell the Government to provide security to the Kashmiri Pandits and others as well.”

“For that, it is important that Kashmiri Pandit employees get an opportunity to work in a secure atmosphere, at a safe place so that their fears get over and they become confident,” he added.

The PAGD spokesperson said the alliance will also tell Sinha that the use of batons on Kashmiri Pandits during a protest on Friday at Budgam was very unfortunate.

“They had come out to mourn, they had come out with an appeal, they wanted to share their pain, but you lathicharged them as well. This is unfortunate. The use of batons in Kashmir should stop,” Tarigami said.