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A House, But No Home in Kashmir

Two weeks ago, on a hot summer day, I visited Jagti along with my father. Jagti is a village near Nagrota town in Jammu province, which straddles the national highway connecting Jammu and Srinagar. At present, Jagti gives shelter to around 4000 families; seeing the clustered structures, I couldn’t fathom how they must live. Families […]

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Where’s the promised land for Kashmiri Pandits?

For the past 26 years, every political party has played with the issue of resettling Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir for their own interests. And every time, once the votes have been counted, the issue goes into cold storage. Indian National Congress (INC), National Conference (NC) and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) are especially guilty of this […]

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Interview with Deutsche Welle

Indian security forces battled for a third day Monday, February 22, amid heavy gunfire to clear militants who stormed a government building in the disputed Kashmir region. The attack began when militants shot at a bus carrying police reservists near Srinagar, Kashmir’s summer capital, before breaking into a training institute. Three Indian army commandos, two […]

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26 years of exile: How successive government have failed Kashmiri Pandits

Every new year brings with it gory memories of the loss of home for Kashmiri Pandits, the aborigines of the valley with a history of 5,000 years. It reminds Pandits of the dark times of terror they witnessed in Kashmir in 1990. It was the night of 19 January, 1990, when the valley reverberated with […]

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The Persecution of Kashmir’s Minority Hindus

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out – Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out – Because I […]

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