One of the members of the Kashmiri Pandit group went on to kiss PM Modi’s hands to thank him on behalf of 7 lakh Kashmiri Pandits.
The delegation thanked the prime minister for the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
PMO India tweeted, ''In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister. They unequivocally supported the steps being taken for the progress of India and empowerment of every Indian.''
In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister. They unequivocally supported the steps being taken for the progress of India and empowerment of every Indian. pic.twitter.com/KrIYemBBKB
Surinder Kaul who represents the Kashmiri Pandit community said, ''PM told us you've suffered a lot, together we've to build new Kashmir. Our youth presented him with the messages that the community have prepared for him. I presented a memorandum on behalf of the community. He gladly accepted that.''
''We thanked him on behalf of the 700,000 Kashmiri Pandits all over the globe for such a historic decision. We assured him that our community will work with the govt to fulfil your dream for a Kashmir which is peaceful, full of growth where people are all happy,'' Kaul further added.
#WATCH United States: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits meets and interacts with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A member kisses PM Modi's hands and says, "Thank you on behalf of 7 Lakh Kashmiri Pandits." pic.twitter.com/8xKBqNlOvM
Through the memorandum, the Kashmiri Pandits requested PM Modi, ''That a task force or advisory council from our community be established under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to bring together community leaders, subject matter experts and key stakeholders to help in the development of plan to repatriate Kashmiri Pandits to the region.''
It further added that, ''We look forward to working with Government of India and newly constituted Union Territories to bring inclusive and sustainable development for benefit of all. We look forward to returning home in order to restore Kashmiri civilization’s core values of peace, pluralism, religious freedom.''