Swami Vishwatmanand, Actor Mukesh Rishi, prominent personalities to grace Punya Bhoomi Samaran Sabha: JKPF

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JAMMU: Stage is all set to mark the first ever programme to pay homage and floral tributes to martyrs of POJK refugees after independence. People from all walks including POJK refugees have geared up the community for larger participation.
Jammu Kashmir Peoples Forum (JKPF) President Ramesh Sabharwal disclosed that Swami Vishwatmanand, actor Mukesh Rishi and other prominent personalities will grace the occasion.
First time in the history of Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Forum POJK is going to pay collective tribute to the martyrs who were martyred in the Pakistani attack on October 22, 1947 and to remember the holy land of their ancestors, on 8th May (Sunday) time – 10:30 am (Punya Bhoomi Samaran Sabha) at Women’s College, Gandhi Nagar (Padma Sachdev Government PG College for Women).
Ramesh Sabharwal, senior official Prof. Rajeev Ratan, Advocate Raghu Mehta, Advocate Vikas Sharma, Arun Chaudhary and Ashok Gupta disclosed that Peethadheeshwar Sri Sri 1008 Sri Swami Vishwatmanand Saraswati ji Maharaj, Mahamandal eshwar Swami Dharmadev ji, Union Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Dr Surendra Jain, Famous film actors and producers Mukesh Rishi, Renu Bhatia, Prominent personalities like Brij Bhushan, Justice retired Anil Dev Singh, Mahant Swaranjit Singh etc. will address Punya Bhoomi memorial meeting.
Prof Rajeev Ratan informed that this is the first of its kind historic event to pay tribute to the martyrs of POJK and to remember the holy land of their ancestors.
Thousands of displaced families of Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir settled in the country and the state will participate in the tribute and Punya Bhoomi Memorial Meeting.
These include displaced POJKs settled in states like Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh etc. Apart from this, POJK displaced society, common citizens and enlightened people settled in the entire Jammu division will also be present in this meeting.
This event of Jammu and Kashmir People’s Forum is supported and supported by various social, cultural organizations of Jammu, besides all organizations of POJK displaced society.
Pro. Rajiv Ratan, while highlighting the reasons for organizing tribute and Punyabhoomi memorial meeting, said that on 15 August 1947, India became independent due to the continuous struggle, sacrifices and efforts of many great men and women, but at the same time Pakistan attacked on 22 October 1947.
Thousands of men and mothers and sisters were murdered in Jammu and Kashmir, lakhs of people had to leave their native land and wander from door to door and had to bear many crises. It also includes areas of Mirpur, Bhimber, Kotli, Bagh Pulandri, Sadanoti, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, Baltistan and Poonch.
At that time many soldiers also sacrificed their lives. The ancestral land of all these displaced people is called Pakistan Occupied Jammu and Kashmir or POJK. The communities living in different places after migrating from Chhamb, the frontier region of Jammu and Kashmir, affected by the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, are known as Chhamb Visthapits . At that time, thousands of Hindus, Sikhs were mercilessly killed in this attack and their families were burnt alive in their homes, thousands of mothers and sisters were insulted. Due to this diabolical massacre, thousands of Hindu, Sikh families had to leave their native land and property and migrate. During this exodus, members of many families got separated from their loved ones in such a way that they have not been found till date. The Parliament of India has also passed a resolution to withdraw POJK.
He said that thousands of displaced people of POJK were forced to wander outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir due to the planned policy of the then government of Jammu and Kashmir. Unfortunately, they were denied various rights by the state governments for seven decades.
In this meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir People’s Forum, the mother land of the ancestors of the PoJK, Chhamb displaced persons of 1965 and 1971 will be remembered, therefore the entire patriot society is urged to pay collective tribute to the people who sacrificed at that time and to remember the holy land of their ancestors. Participate in the meeting organized for this purpose and also pay homage to the brave soldiers.