|Group of Concerned Citizens
GCC condemns 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 immediately given
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.
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