Pandits remain in Kashmir

Farooq Khan's significance in light of media reports that the J&K government notified 100 illegal residents of Kashmiri pandits housing

The government's first and foremost goal is to bring back Kashmiri pandits who were forced to flee the region under the "scepter of arms," ​​Farooq Khan, adviser to Jammu-Kashmir's lieutenant governor GC Murmu, said on February 29, given the concern Media reports that the Jammu and Kashmiri government provided advertisements to up to 100 illegal residents of apartments designed to house Kashmiri Pandits who became homeless in late 1989 and early 1990. The Hindu State Museum in the valley gives a clear picture of ancient Kashmiri history. "First and foremost, it is our goal that all of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have been forced to walk under threat of guns return with full respect and enjoy their position in Kashmir without threat or fear," Khan said during a meeting at one Event in Gujarat. Commenting on the state's historical demographics, Khan claimed that J&K was a "100% Hindu state". His comments at a time when some Kashmiri politicians, including three former prime ministers, remain on remand while a fragile peace in the valley raises eyebrows. "Very few of us Indians know that Kashmir was a 100% Hindu state. Those who go there have to visit the Kashmir Museum and see what is there, which gives you a clear picture of ancient Kashmir history," he said. It should be noted that the Strict Public Safety Act (PSA) has been imposed on Mehbooba Mufti and Omar Abdullah, who have been in custody since August 5th last year. Nealy all Kashmiri politicians were arrested last year when the government repealed parts of Article 370 of the Constitution, which gave J&K a special status. Parliament also passed the Jammu & Kashmir (Reorganization) Act of 2019 in the first week of August 2019, which divided the state into two Union Territories (UTs). The moves were widespread as MPs who crossed party lines voted for them when presented in both houses of parliament. Kashmiri Hindu Exodus Towards the end of 1989 and the early 1990s, the Hindu community experienced unprecedented lethal violence by Islamist terrorists to evict them from the Kashmir Valley. The violent campaign against the indigenous Pandit and Sikh communities was in line with the uprising of Pakistani uprisings in the former state. In the early months of 1990, members of the Hindu community were tortured, killed and raped, forcing them to flee the region and settle in immigration camps across India. By the end of 1990, up to 3.50.00 members of the community fled with their lives and fled to other parts of the country. After a decade and a half, the beleaguered pandits have not been able to return to their ancestral lands despite various governments.

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