Gupkar Alliance has appealed to Kashmiris to safeguard the safety of Pandits, and is planning to take it up with LG.

Kashmiri Pandit government employee Rahul Bhat was killed by militants in Kashmirs Budgam district on Thursday . The PAGD is scheduled to meet with the Lt Governor to seek safe postings for minority community employees living in the Valley .

In reaction to the assassination of a Kashmiri Pandit government employee Rahul Bhat by militants in central Kashmir's Budgam district on Thursday, which triggered mass demonstrations by the community in both the Jammu and Kashmir regions, the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) is scheduled to meet with the Lt Governor to seek safe postings for minority community employees living in the Valley.After meeting with some Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday, the PAGD decided to call on Sinha.M Y Tarigami, the CPI(M) leader and PAGD spokesperson, informed the LT Governor that we had requested his appointment.We will meet him and discuss the security of the minority community members with him, according to Tarigami, who said that the Gupkar Alliance leaders met for an unscheduled meeting on Saturday after a delegation of Kashmiri Pandit community members expressed their desire to meet them.

We decided to meet them together at the residence of Farooq (Abdullah).The PAGD was formed by Kashmir's main parties in 2020, with Farooq Abdullah-led National Conference (NC), the allied Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Muzzaffar Shah-led Awami National Conference, which were withdrawn by the ruled Centre in August 2019, were also present in the meeting, according to him.The Gupkar Alliance partners last met on February 27 to discuss the Delimitation Commissions draft report.While the PAGD has not stated its position on Kashmiri Pandits' recovery, its members have been calling for their dignified and peaceful return to the Valley.

By militants inside his office, a clerk in the governments revenue department posted in Chadoora, Bhat, in his 30s, was killed.His assassination sparked a series of mass protests by the community, demanding safety for their members, according to Tarigami.On their assurance, the delegation members said they would continue to remain in the Valley but sought posts at secure locations, according to a PAGD spokesperson.We told them that we would bring their concerns to the attention of the government, he said.

According to him, the government is in charge of the whole process.They (the government) have woven a tale of normalcy in Kashmir, but people are killed every now and then, he said.The PAGD leaders have urged Kashmir's residents and visitors to come forward and ensure the safety of Kashmiri Pandits living and working in the valley.We ask all shades of opinion, whether religious or social, to come forward, speak, and work for the well-being of the minority community members, according to the Gupkar Alliance, which said in October 2021 that militants murdered seven people in the Kashmir Valley, including a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman M L Bindroo, in a string of attacks.