and Hindu peoples of Kashmir have lived in relative harmony and friendliness
since the 13th century when Islam first became the majority religion in Kashmir.
The Sufi-Islamic way of life that ordinary Muslims followed in Kashmir
complemented the rishi tradition of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus), leading to a
syncretic culture where Hindus and Muslims revered the same local saints and
prayed at the same shrines.
Periodically however, there have been
rulers and leaders who have had a narrow view of Islam, and have subjected Hindu
minorities to great cruelties and discrimination. The current armed secessionist
movement in Kashmir mostly derives its inspiration from these people.
The masked terrorists in Kashmir:
Pawns in a bigger game.
A canard is now being spread past few
years by the secessionist-terrorists and their sympathizers that in 1990
Kashmiri Pandits left Kashmir willingly, having been "tricked" by then
Jammu and Kashmir Governor
Jagmohan. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The fact is that Kashmiri
Pandits were driven from their homeland after a campaign of intimidation and
harassment was launched against them by the military-wing of the secessionists.
Kashmiri Pandits were forced from their hearths and homes at the point of gun.
The objective of this ethnic cleansing was to create a minority-free
Kashmir valley where the goal of Islamization could be easily forced on the
ordinary people. The books and articles below will provide you with an in-depth
understanding of the genesis of the current political situation in Jammu and
This website aims to tell the story of
Kashmir as it was and what has become of it now. More
| WORLD KASHMIRI
PANDIT CONFERENCE, 1993
New Delhi, India (Dec. 27-28, 1993)
Organized by Panun
Video Compiled and Edited by Ashok
PANDIT REFUGEE CAMPS
July, 1993 (Unedited; Language used: Mostly Kashmiri)
© Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA)
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