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Group of Concerned Citizens
Delhi Citizens condemn the heinous killing of Kashmiri Pandits
New Delhi, 24 March, 2003: We a group of concerned citizens condemn the heinous
killing yesterday of 24 Kashmiri Pandits in village Nandimarg of
Pulwama district in South Kashmir. This monstrous act against
innocent people reflects the depraved nature of the killers who are
bent upon derailing efforts of the sane elements of society who are
trying to bring Kashmiri Pandits and Kashmiri Muslims together. What
has been done in Kashmir is a dastardly act meant to create fear
psychosis among ordinary peace loving people of both Hindu and
Muslim communities. As citizens we share the heart wrenching grief
of the families who are left to mourn the dead. No sane individual
or group could have plunged the valley into this massive blood bath.
Only the most sinister minds could have conceived and executed this
dastardly crime. This insanity in which the criminal elements have
gripped the entire world finds its ghastly manifestation in events
such as this. It must stop and stop at once.
Immediate and urgent action to catch the criminals responsible
Undertaking from the Central and State Administrations that no
untoward incident will be permitted to take place as a reaction.
Protection of minorities.
Relief and rehabilitation of the families of the victims to be
Syeda Saiyidain Hameed
For Group of Concerned Citizens
Kuldip Nayar, Nirmala Deshpande, Dr. Syeda Hameed, Dr. Prakash
Louis, Saiyid Hamid, Moosa Raza, Syed Shahabuddin, Prof. Mushirul
Hasan, Sumit Chakravorty, Prof Azizuddin Husain, Prof Rizwan Qaisar,
Prof Manoranjan Mohanty, Kamla Bhasin, Sushobha Barve, Dr. Monisha
Behal, Harsh Mander, Ahmad Raza Khan, M.Sajjad, Neshat Qaisar, Prof
M.H.Qureshi, Prof Asaduddin, Lt General Moti Dhar (retd), Navaid
Hamid, Admiral Ramdas (retd), Fatima Talib, V.K Tripathi.