Panun Kashmir, the organisation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Wednesday criticised separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for his statement alleging that the Centre was trying to settle Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) members in the Valley, saying the hardliner was trying to vitiate atmosphere in the State.

“We strongly express resentment and anguish over the statement of Mr. Geelani against the settlement of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir. His statement is meant to vitiate the atmosphere and suit the unholy design of the separatists,” Panun Kashmir general secretary Kuldeep Raina said here.

He asked the Government to take into account Mr. Geelani’s “fascist declaration” and try him for intimidating the minority community.

“Mr. Geelani’s statement is a grave threat to the security and safety of the remaining Pandits who are working in the Valley under employment packages,” Mr. Raina said.

“Panun Kashmir appeals to the State and Central government to provide foolproof security to members of the community,” he said, adding, “We are watching the developments very keenly and will not allow the community to be intimidated by the fascist threats of fundamentalists.”

Mr. Geelani had on Tuesday said the Centre was settling Sangh Parivar members in the Valley in the garb of the return of Kashmiri Pandits. — PTI