The members of the minority community were taken for a ride by the All Party delegation dispatched to Kishtwar by the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to broker a peace deal in the wake of violence on August 9.
Without building any consensus on the compromise formula the all party delegation sans representatives of BJP and Panthers Party went ahead and announced that the peace deal has been clinched during the joint meeting of the members belonging to both the communities.
Interestingly, the state govt handout issued by the Information department claimed that a peace rally was also led by the head of the All party delegation Taj Mohi-ud Din after the joint meeting in Kishtwar and the curfew during day time was also lifted on the request of the members of both the communities.
In total contrast to the claims made by the state govt the members of the Sanatan Dharam Sabha claimed that they were not part of the joint meeting and neither any one of them participated in the peace march.
“In the morning we had sent our representatives to meet the head of the delegation and they reiterated the demands of holding a CBI probe, removal of DIG and DySP of police as they had played partisan role during the violence, adequate compensation not less than 25 lakh for those whose shops were looted and burnt down during the violence”, Ashok Kumar Parihar of Sanatan Dharam Sabha said.
Earlier, the BJP and Panthers party disassociated themselves from the all party delegation in protest. The members of the Sanatan Dharam Sabha later held a separate meeting to devise their future strategy as they claimed the state govt was not doing justice with the victims of the violence and have even ruled out shifting of police officers who had allegedly played partisan role during the violence.