KASHMIRI PANDITS - II
 
STRAIGHT FROM HORSE´S MOUTH
 
The Shiv temple in Bandipore, Kashmir witnessed Muslim inhabitants on the day of Shivratri scrubbing the floor, cleaning the Shivling with water to keep the tradition of brotherhood and requested Kashmiri Pandit community to return saying "we are with you, please return." The news was reported by NDTV on February 26, 2017.
 
Elite white collar Kashmiri Pandits, messed up Kashmir right from the day when Sheikh Abdullah was tricked into converting Muslim Conference into National Conference. Thereafter, staying focussed on occupying key positions of successive Governments of India kept people and politicians charged up emotionally to keep Kashmir occupied forcibly resulting in the deaths of hundreds and thousands of Kashmiri Muslim compatriots. The progeny of Kashyap Bandhu, Thokur Joo, Jia Lal Kilam, Shiv Narayan Fotedar, Ram Chand Kaul, Sham Lal Saraf, Amarnath Kak, Damadhar Bhat, and Dr. Peshen to name few played havoc with intrigues betraying majority poor fellow Pandits exploiting them to the hilt to fill their own coffers.
 

The news should be an eye opener for peace-loving patriotic Kashmiri Pandits and realize how Indian Hindu fascists use their community for their own political agendas and discard them as and when required. And now read on: "In a shocking incident, activists of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad thrashed the Vice-Chancellor of Vikram University, Jawahar Kaul, for his appeal to help the students from flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir. The vice-chancellor was mercilessly thrashed in the presence of cops in the university in Ujjain. The cops did nothing to stop the goons, who ransacked the office of VC and caused extensive damage. The goons also insulted the tricolour by throwing it on the floor. Kaul was admitted to the intensive care unit of a local hospital." Democratic Indian courts later acquitted six accused for lack of evidence. (Reports Pravin Dubey, ENI Bhopal).
 
NATIONALIST AND PATRIOTIC KASHMIRI PANDITS

LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

Kashmiri nationalist Bhushan Bazaz endeavoured to carry on with the mission of his late father Prem Nath Bazaz who spent his entire life with a political struggle extending unstinting support to fight for an independent nation of Kashmir. Bhushan Bazaz a legendary political figure of Kashmir is revered and respected by all communities irrespective of religious beliefs. Kashmir, as the world knows, is traditionally peaceful, secular espousing human right values. Bhushan Bazaz throwing light on the political situation of Kashmir states: "The people of the state of Kashmir seem destined to suffer endlessly by being denied many human and political rights, as they have been since 1947, some of which they enjoyed even under the harsh rule of the autocratic Maharaja."

 
REFERRING TO HISTORICAL FACTUALITY
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"In his letter of acceptance of instrument of accession dated 28th October 1947 addressed 'to the Maharaja, Lord Mountbatten Governor General, clearly laid down that "in the case of any state where the issue of accession has been subject of dispute the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of state. This assurance has not been fulfilled and- therefore the issue remains open till today. No individual, however eminent, and no political party, could be permitted to usurp the sovereign right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir."

 
BAZAZ FURTHER ADDS

"After the conclusion of the peace treaties at the end of the Second World War in 1945, India understandably became the staunchest champion of the principle of self determination. It is therefore disheartening to observe today that Independent India should oppose this right in case of the Kashmiris."

 
ON POLITICAL AND CULTURAL REVOLUTION

"Kashmiris have witnessed two great cultural and political revolutions in bygone ages. First, in the third century BC Buddhism ousted Vedic Brahmanism and established a casteless society. The second revolution occurred in fourteenth century A.D. when Hindu polity lost progressive potentialities and was fatally struck down by Islam. Our forefathers chose the path of eclecticism and evolved philosophies - Trika Shastra on the former occasion and Reshi Cult on the latter - to preserve and enrich their own culture. The lesson of history, therefore, is that a Kashmiri is tolerant, willing to imbibe fresh ideas and truths, ready for compromise but never prepared to abandon cherished principle, lose identity or yield before physical force or injustice."

 
INDIAN SOMMERSAULT

"In 1960, Indian leaders startled the world by declaring that Pakistan was no parity to the accession dispute. As long as Kashmiris are resentful and unhappy, Pakistan cannot be expected to keep silent. The way to silence her is not to denounce or discredit her or present her in dark colours but by removing the genuine grievances and well-founded apprehensions of the Kashmiris. Pakistan will, we believe, see her way to come to an honourable understanding with India over the dispute. As a result of the bitter experiences made during twenty-one-years long close association with India, Kashmiris are sadly disillusioned.We are fully justified in criticizing India for many failures, broken promises, anti-democratic acts, religion-ridden administrators, and anti-secular politicians wielding enormous influence at New Delhi. Its failure is writ large in the increasing number of communal clashes all over India during the past years in which members of the minority communities have suffered."

 
PAKISTAN´s ROLE

"Qaid-e-Azam Jinnah in his opening address to the Pakistan Constituent Assembly on 14 August 1947 said that in the new State "Hindus will cease to be Hindus and Muslims will cease to be Muslims as citizens of the nation", the new men who came to power in Pakistan rejected secularism outright and laboured to lay the foundations of a religious state. The right of self-determination so frequently flaunted in the face of India whenever Kashmir issue comes up for discussion, is forbidden to be mentioned in regard to the Pakistanis themselves. In these circumstances it is permissible to guess that if Kashmiris choose to join Pakistan their fate will be no better than that of Pakhtoons, Bengalis & Baluchis. The unceremonious expulsion of K.H. Khurshid from the presidentship of Azad Kashmir in 1964 and his imprisonment for supporting "Independent Kashmir" bears testimony to many a sad happening in Pakistan. The experience of our brethren living in Azad Kashmir are not encouraging, to say the least."

 
Kashmir Pandit Moti Lal Sas
Sas facing criticism from his community for staying back in Kashmir 25 years ago reiterated his resolve saying" I believe I was right then and now as well after my Muslim neighbours protected me before and rescued me during recent floods."

A retired English lecturer related story how he was rescued from the rooftop of his house along with his wife, daughter and eight year old grandson added that he saw Indian army helicopters hovering over and waved his handkerchief but to no avail.

 

After few hours, neighbours shouted at some youth, who appeared in the locality on a makeshift boat, to rescue the family. The youth could not have helped that time, so they went back and informed other people about our plight. I am a bit known in and around the locality as I have taught many people here. So the news had spread around immediately. And within an hour, I saw a group of youth from Ganpatyar, some of whom had been my students, coming with a boat for our rescue. It was only with the help of my Muslim neighbours that the word about my family spread around and I was rescued.

 

"This is my land, why should I leave? I always enjoyed the support of my Muslim neighbours here and never faced any problem. My relatives criticized me for staying put here, but I believe I was right then and now as well," Professor Sas said .

 
Prof Chitralekha Zutshi, a Kashmiri Pandit acclaimed scholar while talking to Rising Kashmir says "The sadistic approach of New Delhi toward Kashmir has made people radical and anti-Indian".
In spite of virile propaganda unleashed by the likes of Film actor Anupam Khar to keep majority of Kashmiri Pandits away from their homes; Pandits on a large scale have already moved back to their ancestral homes to live comfortably without any harm with their Kashmiri Muslim compatriots. The returning Pandits understood the game plan and reminded themselves of the factuality that these Kashmir Muslims protected us and our families in 1947 when Jammu the Hindu majority border area of Kashmir State was burning and Muslim majority was butchered by Hindu zealots backed by the Dogra army. The number of Muslims historically accounted for are put at two hundred thousand dead.
 

CREDIBILITY OF "INCREDIBLE INDIA"

One morning of Dec-Jan 1990, notorious Indian CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) knock at the door of Abdul Ahad Bhat of Batmaloo, Srinagar and demand the TV set to watch their favourite program "Ramayana". The lady of the house opens the door to find uniformed armed infantry men staring at her with the demand and the next minute she collapses and is rushed by her relations to the hospital to be declared dead. In Kashmir "incredible India" does such miracles on daily basis.

INDIAN ARMY's CRIMES IN KASHMIR UPDATED

International Forum for Justice and Human Rights:
The number of gun pellet injury victims, especially youth, mounts to 877. Men women and children invalid for life.
DAMAGE INDISCRIMNATE
  • 308 hit in the face by pellets
  • 73 have lost eyesight
  • 174 men and children lost arms
  • 100 have legs amputated
  • 222 received body injuries
 
Special Director General of Police, Coordination, Law and Order S. P Vaid shares information on incidents with Rising Kashmir Reporter Mir Liyaqat Ali.(December 18, 2016)
 
MORE DAMAGE BY INDIAN INSTALLED VAID
  • 5084 people have been arrested
  • 500 have been detained under (Public Safety Act)
  • 30 schools have been set ablaze in last five months
  • 250 to 275 militants operating in the Valley
 
TIMES OF INDIA (May 21, 2016)
Around 1.8 million of Kashmir´s population show significant amount of mental distress.

THE FUTURE AS AN INDEPENDENT KASHMIR

 

"The elderly among us shall have bequeathed an evil legacy for which they do not surely deserve any encomiums. Neither the extremism of pro-India sections nor the extremism of pro-Pakistan classes can bring us nearer to solution. If every participant insists on having his way it is impossible to arrive at an agreement. We can turn the present situation to great advantage not only for ourselves but also for the people if India and Pakistan. We can help to restore communal harmony in India, hearten secular democratic forces in Pakistan".

 
KASHMIRI PANDITS
 
Kashmir Pandit, film actor Rahul Bhat says "Kashmir is not a conflict zone but the massive presence of Indian army gives such an impression". He further said that "army must pull out and allow Kashmir to become world famous tourist destination". Bhat was speaking to media and people at Srinagar Nigeen club. Getting emotional he added "Kashmiri Muslims hugged and embraced me and so what I am a Kashmiri Pandit and I must admit that Muslims in Kashmir suffered heavily than Kashmiri Pandits. He reiterated that "Kashmiri Pandits who have settled in different parts of India and abroad will never return to the valley".
 
A handful of Kashmiri Pandits, very well settled in UK were used by Indian Hindus to table a motion in British Parliament in January 2015. The motion supported by ´lawmaker´ Bob Blackman was reportedly tabled to highlight the ´atrocities´ committed on 4% population of Kashmiri Pandits who chose to leave Kashmir to give free hand to Indian army to deal with their Muslim compatriots sternly to repeat performances starting from the day India occupied Kashmir on October 26, 1947. Two hundred fifty nine Pandits killed stated as "genocide" compared to more than one hundred thousand Muslims butchered with impunity mentioned nowhere. Allegations of rapes etc. never proved a concoction, fabrication, lies brazenly and shamelessly put in black & white before the British parliament dignitaries. Erstwhile rulers of the British India could not be taken for a ride and the motion died its own death.
 
INDOCTRINATED KASHMIRI PANDITS
Indoctrinated Kashmiri Pandit youth charged up emotionally with the lies about "forced exile" from Kashmir. Majority of them are not even born in Kashmir and do not understand culture, ethos and historical background. Totally merged with Indian Hindu way of life forsook Heraeth their main religious obligation. Like Sudha Kaul claims "Being Indian is a habit we cannot seem to shake off".
 
A CHANGE OF HEART
Anita Kaul (18 year old) born and brought up in Delhi; a trip to Kashmir changed her life-long impression that Pandits were forcibly driven out by Kashmiri Muslims. During the recent devastating floods Anita and her family were saved by a Muslim youth and later another Muslim family gave them shelter for a week. Anita left Kashmir with a change of heart and found stories unbelievable that militancy allegedly led to the mass exodus of Pandit community from Kashmir. Anita's father Sunil Kaul, who works at a private bank in Delhi, says that he brought his children to Kashmir to show them the real meaning of 'Kashmiriyat' and the devastating floods provided them with an opportunity to see and feel the REAL KASHMIR.
 
KASHMIRI PANDITS SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH KASHMIRI MUSLIMS
Kashmiri Pandits living in Kashmir joined JKLF to protest (April 10, 2015) against setting up of a township for their compatriots who left Kashmir as victims of a deep rooted conspiracy of Indian intelligence agencies. Educationists Pandit Vishin Ji, Pandit Moti Lal Bhat, social worker Kumar Jee Wanchoo, businessman Moti Lal Dhar and several women of the community joined JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik in the protest at Maisuma here after Friday prayers. Pandit Vishin Ji reportedly stated that "the ´colonies´ may benefit somebody´s politics but never can benefit Pandits".