SRINAGAR: A delegation of Apni Party led by District President Anantnag Abdul Rahim Rather on Monday visited Shiva Baghwati Temple at Akingam in district Anantnag.
During the visit, the delegation met with Kashmir Pandit brethren and took the cognizance of the situation while listening to their grievances and the problems faced by their family members.
Besides District President, Provincial Secretary Nazir Wani (Dailgami, District Secretary Tariq Ahmad Shah Veeri, Youth District President Anantnag Anees-ul-Islam along with Muzaffar Ahmad Khan, Abdul Rashid Bakhshi, Bashir Ahmad Wani, Ishfaq Ahmad Padder and Sartaj Ahmad Bhat were also present on the occasion.
Rather expressed his deep contentment over the ongoing construction of the temple in Akingam and also asked the administration to provide the requisite support needed for its timely completion.
The Pandit community members thanked the delegation for visiting the Temple and showing their unswerving support even during the past.
Rather said that communal harmony and pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir shall continue to live on as it is the hallmark of our region which world-over is known for hospitality and brotherhood.
“The days of golden past will soon come back. The unity between both communities has always remained there and will never cease to exist. Our efforts to bring Pandit community back into the valley with dignity and honour will materialize in the impending future that will usher in a new era of peace and prosperity across the region,” he asserted.
While visiting the Temple premises Rather recalled that during his stint as MLA, the Yatri Bhawan along with kitchen and a couple of Bathrooms/Toilets were also constructed under CDS at the Samdhi of Swami Mirza Kak Sahib in Hangal gund, Kokernag that was afterwards handed over to president Bhushan Lal.
Furthermore, Nana Ji Wattal, Ms Parveena Chairperson BDC Kokernag, Choudhary Mohammad Tahir, Chairman BDC Sagam Ms Parvinder Kour, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Tantray and Peer Shakeel Ahmad alongwith various members of Municipal Committee Kokernag were also present on this occasion.