KASHMIRI PANDITS
 
Popularly known as KP´s are perceived to be true nationalists upholding culture, ethos, music and tradition of Kashmir. A 100% literate community contributed a lot towards educating people and promoting Kashmir culture locally and on international level. A miniscule minority with a bureaucratic background always played a negative role, allowing themselves to be exploited by their connections in respective Governments of India and its intelligence agencies. The political upheaval starting in 1989 was the turning point for Pandits as the known truculent conspirator, trouble shooter of Turkmangate notoriety, Mr Jagmohan Malhotra, imposed ex-Governor of Kashmir manipulated the migration of Pandit community en masse and to this day Pandits are suffering in hell like situations in Jammu, Samba and Nagrota.
 
Anupam Khars khosh athe´ thaper
KASHMIRI PANDIT WOMAN VISITS HER HOME
Captivating moments: Kashmiri Pandit woman visited her village in Kashmir & she received a warm and emotional welcome from her Kashmiri Muslim neighbors, video by John Nisar.  VIDEO
 

LETTER FROM A KASHMIRI PANDIT TO A KASHMIRI MUSLIM 
.....I came here in end July that too when ´security people´ at Karan Nagar forced us to leave. Raj Nath Turki ......read more

 
.....the fact remains that not a single Muslim forced us to leave. I and my neighbors never wanted my family to leave Kashmir but there was definitely a massive psychological fear created by unknown agencies against the Kashmiri Pandits which forced us to leave. I believe that Kashmiri Pandits should have remained in the Valley and fought the freedom struggle with their fellow Muslim citizens.
PROFESSOR M N TICKOO.........read more
 
Kashmiri Pandit "Jihadist" Sidhartha Dhar 31, also known as ´Abu Rumaysah´ posing for a photograph with his newborn son is reported to have joined Islamic State in Syria. Reports David Churchil, (November 26, 2014). Dhar posted on Twitter is thought to have given a slip to British authorities and escaped with his pregnant wife and four children headed for mainland Europe to join Islamic State.
 
It is very unfortunate that these few people, economically very sound, very well placed in key posts in Government of India or settled comfortably internationally are busy sabotaging the peaceful co-existence of Kashmiris and this can be gauged by surfing Internet to witness the spiteful propaganda unleashed which is very distressing. Even Sir Walter Lawrence is misquoted and lies attributed to him.
 

The fact remains that Abdul Rehman known as Bulbul Shah and later Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, Sufi Saints with their spiritual and intellectual powers converted the Budhist king Rinchen followed by a huge majority of Budhists and Pandits to Islam. These Sufi Saints were armed with a Staff and few desciples. Kashmiri Pandit community knows the fact and that is why Pandits rever and hold these Sufi Saints in very high esteem. However, Pandits, it must be added are the inseparable part of Kashmir and the political will on the part of India and Pakistan will pave the way for them to go back to their respective homes to live a peaceful life as ever before.

 

Emotional Pandit Jai Krishen Bhat thanks Kashmiri Muslim boy for saving his son (Click photo for details)

 

Our white collar elite Kashmiri Pandits, the progeny of Pandit Kalhana, took Nehru for a ride and messed up Kashmir's political future only to fill their coffers and build pamposh colonies for free as a bonus. Filling bureaucratic top posts from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari ruled the roost to put their community in key positions indiscreetly. Nehrus out, Gandhis in, then Gandhis out and fascist drill masters in are milked right & left to extract economic benefits exploiting an imaginative threat from Kashmiri Muslims.

 

A continuous past time of claiming benefits all along have now put their weight on Modi's BJP to take the fascists for a ride. Elite and affluent Kashmiri Pandits are not interested in going back as they have burnt all boats by spitting venom against the people who protected them in 1947 when whole of the sub-continent indulged in butchery. 4% Pandits would have become history if Kashmiri Muslims had compromised with its ethos, tradition, religious toleration and culture. The list of perks bonanza claimed by "Shiv pujaris" is undermentioned:

  • Schemes like, Monthly Cash Relief.
  • Medical and Health Insurance.
  • Entitlement for Employment.
  • Provision for Merit-cum-Means Scholarships.
  • Grant of Minority Status. (More benefits)
  • Protection of Religious Places In Kashmir.
  • Miniscule minority claiming all these benefits from other non-existent Pandit forums as well.
 

To press for more relief Pandits harp on a bogey called "Panun Kashmir".

 

The select group of Kashmiri Pandits spitefully target Prophet of Islam to get sadistic pleasure thinking they are inflicting pain on Muslims in general and Kashmiri Muslims in particular. They are very well aware that Muslims won't retaliate as their faith does not allow reviling other religions; though tons of material about Hindu mythology available from Hindu sources would drive these mischief mongers mad.

 

A Kashmiri Pandit masquerading as HINDU MILITANT comments on Times of india in an article "Kashmiri Pandits left 23278 buildings, 10112 acre land in Kashmir, we are 100 crore kaffirs (He forgot to mention 25% Muslims, 33% Dalits practicing Buddhists and other minorities), UNITED against ONLY 35 Lakh Kashmiris (Muslims), the Indian army is composed of all those people mentioned, they thrashed Kashmiris nicely in Kashmir didn´t they? Some interrogation centre in Srinagar called Pappa2, I read recently, was used as a torture chamber for Kashmiri Muslims and after reading that, dil ko bahut sukoon mila".

 
It is very unfortunate that these few people, economically very sound, very well placed in key posts in Government of India or settled comfortably internationally are busy sabotaging the peaceful co-existence of Kashmiris and this can be gauged by surfing Internet to witness the spiteful propaganda unleashed which is very distressing. Even Sir Walter Lawrence is misquoted and lies attributed to him.
 

The fact remains that Abdul Rehman known as Bulbul Shah and later Mir Syed Ali Hamadani, Sufi Saints with their spiritual and intellectual powers converted the Budhist king Rinchen followed by a huge majority of Budhists and Pandits to Islam. These Sufi Saints were armed with a Staff and few desciples. Kashmiri Pandit community knows the fact and that is why Pandits rever and hold these Sufi Saints in very high esteem. However, Pandits, it must be added are the inseparable part of Kashmir and the political will on the part of India and Pakistan will pave the way for them to go back to their respective homes to live a peaceful life as ever before.

 

THE TIGER LADY    "False burns to nothing and the truth becomes true."

Sudha Kaul, daughter of Kashmir equipped with far-reaching, far-seeing intellectual prowess, beautifully presents her memoirs pearled in "the tiger ladies". The lady adds flavor by decorating her carefully selected vocabulary with phrases like “unmoving symmetrical breasts, phallic symbols, prostitutes etc.” to generate interest and keep both Indian and western reader in good stead.

 
Sudha ji being a product of learned caste Brahmins did not have to convert to Islam because she belonged to the elite group of administrators. All other Pandits reverted with the Buddhist King Rinchen en-masse reducing the majority to a minuscule minority, and that is beside the point.
 

One is moved to see the close relationship the author has with ‘Izmat’ and this feeling for each other irrespective of religious differences is what is required for "most of us to carry on hoping for the best, or sometimes even the impossible, a resolution to everyone’s satisfaction." But then the huge task is to find a solution to please all concerned and maintaining a status-quo that suits a small minority cannot be a viable solution.

 

Sudha Ji is fortunate to be part of the pack that has always been in the limelight, be it Maharaja Hari Singh’s Prime Minister Ram Chand Kak, Maharaja’s before or later or under respective imposed governments on Kashmir by India. This selected few later spread from Delhi to Kanyakumari to infiltrate and occupy the key and important posts and the departments. "I was appointed lecturer at women’s college. I have become the first Kashmiri women to be selected to the Indian Administrative Service at the age of 25". Having Boab jis, Papa jis , Kotrus, Kouls and Dhars at the helm, it would rather be easy to facilitate entry into any institution or sit for any competitive examination to get through and get selected, all done and dusted. How many Mohammedus, Habibas or Psoriasis-ravaged head farmers were provided with the opportunity to have IAS assisted though now they are spread round the world doing wonderfully well as Doctors, Engineers, Scientists and Economists, even excelling in new subjects like nanotechnology?

 

Ms Koul prefers the name tiger as she is fundamentally, emotionally attached and fancies the Tiger deity, goddess Durga. perhaps inadvertently brackets the first leader of Kashmiris Sheikh Abdullah as Tiger of Kashmir, though till 1982 he was popularly known as the "Lion of Kashmir" and will be a Lion to historians for all times to come. Kashmiris cannot produce another Sheikh Abdullah for the next one thousand years. The historical blunder of trust he reposed in Pandit Nehru tarnished his image and blemished his name that would, otherwise, be written in gold letters

 

Where on earth, other than Kashmir, would one enjoy luxuries provided by these"Psoriasis-ravaged head farmers, with bits of mud caked on toes" to fill the granaries that too for a "cup of tea and local bagels served by Muslim servants". It is only in Kashmir that "Mohammedu, at night, could bring a terra-cota basin of salted hot water, wash and pumice the feet of young girls before retiring to their beds, to prevent chilblains". The statement "My grandfather was not a wealthy man, but he lived a rich life." quite befitting reveals volumes.

 

"Hindus (pandits) habitually garnish their food with asafetida [asafoetida], which many believe comes from pig's feet." Basically this herb has some religious connotations as it is believed to be the food of the gods and is also known as the devil’s dung. Muslims, on the contrary, use garlic for this purpose and is believed to have an aphrodisiac effect which causes the arousal of the mood of sexual desire

 

"Pakistan has sent the raiders to Kashmir, Kabailis (Pathan tribesmen, angles of doom) are strangers as they do not understand our language and they are foreigners to us. We call Sheikh Abdullah "The Tiger of Kashmir. The Tiger does not really care for Pakistan and joins free India." Ms Sudha’s Tiger was no where in the picture and joining ‘free India’ was a conspiracy hatched by Nehru, Patel and this British-Indian groomed bureaucrat V.P.Menon with the blessings of Lord Mountbatten to coerce, intimidate and threaten Maharaja Hari Singh to sign the instrument of accession and that too when he (Maharaja) had fled to Jammu. It is on record that after getting the paper signed from Maharaja, V.P.Menon returns to Delhi on October 26, 1947 and flashes out the paper before a gathering saying "the b*****d has signed the paper and now Kashmir is ours."Kashmiris as a whole have nothing in common with Indians. It would be interesting to know if Sudha Ji considers Indians as foreigners as well, as they do not understand our language or culture.

 

"Afghan frontiers-men penetrated the valley....we talked about how in 1947 the Indian army was called in to repel the Afghans." Pakistani’s Kabailis (Pathans) suddenly become Afghans and she goes on to add that "We sent the marauding Afghan tribesmen back in 1947. They had all come to liberate Kashmir from infidel rule, preaching abhorrence of saints and shrine worship, beauty and art, music and love poems, all of which were mother’s milk [maji dodh] to us Hindus and Muslims." While stressing the word "We" she does not mince the words and frankly says "Being Indian is a habit we cannot seem to shake off".

 

Sudha Ji cannot see Muslims anything other than a Mohammedu, Habiba, Psoriasis-ravaged head farmers or Tangawallas (Tanga in literal English means a frilled bikini) and she prefers to use Tanga as she knows this word has sinister connotations and avoids the name Tonga as this could easily be understood by her target readers of Hindu India and the English speaking Western world.

 

"The students only want Muslim professors. They threatened us Hindu staff members with dire consequences if we did not resign immediately. Amarnath says, some Muslim men have been arrested because they found a young Hindu boy in the lane next to ours with his stomach slit open and his guts pulled out. The poor fellow was returning home from college and his books lay scattered all over the street. Through the centuries Kashmiri Pandits have undergone several Diasporas to other parts of India because of intolerant foreign Muslim rulers. All Hindu homes are a prime target for destruction by burning, looting and desecration. One fateful day the valley bursts apart at the seams. Frenzied crowds and neighbors have pulled Kashmiri pandits out of their homes and then systematically raped the women in front of their husbands and children, brutally killed all the pandits who were left in the neighborhood, as they tried to take cover."

 

The above being a concoction, fabrication and figment of imagination, Sudha Ji fails to recognize the fact that over one hundred thousand Muslims stand butchered, hundreds of women raped, hundreds of localities turned into a mound of rubble and then humiliation, torture, loot and plunder, by more than one million strong Indian army, thrown as a bonus in Kashmiri Muslims lot. She also would plead ignorance for the fact that all criminal elements in the State prisons were let loose on local Muslim population, trained in counter-insurgency, equipped with Kalashnikovs and terrorize people to malign and defame militants fighting Indian army, this being plan B of this intriguer, Jagmohan.

 

"My daughter woke me up to say Mrs. Gandhi has been assassinated and later Rajiv Gandhi, only to be annihilated by a terrorist bomb." She very carefully and discreetly maintains silence by not telling the reader how these mother and son were assassinated as she realized that she will have to talk a lot more about Khalistan and Tamil Eelam "terrorists" and very conveniently manages to confuse the reader by throwing these assassinations in the Kashmir kitty.

 

"The government of India comes down ruthlessly but unsuccessfully on the militancy. It is letting everything go from bad to worse, and the hatred of the masses for Indian troops and their tactics multiplies. It is true, the talk of rebel Muslim boys being tortured, shot and then thrown into the lakes by government troops. ....Tip of the iceberg......They say that even at the worst of times, Mujahedeen leaders delivered Shivratri supplies to Pandits still living in Kashmir. Some say Muslim neighbors begged the Hindus not to leave but they had to. The self-determination that had been promised to Kashmiris by Nehru can longer be swept under the carpet"

(Italicized excerpts from Sudha Koul's "the tiger ladies")

 

 
 
V N Datta on Durga Prashad Dhar
"Nehru’s backtracking on verbal promises, a provoked Sheikh’s utterances in public culminated into a fait accompli coup that silenced him through a direct order issued by Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, a sinister conspiracy of personal vendetta hatched in the state to topple Abdullah's government. The ground for his arrest was the fear that he would declare the state independent, and the quintet that pulled it off comprised Kaul, Mullick, Bakhshi, Karan Singh and that consummate wirepuller, D.P.Dhar. Despite the decade long judicial proceedings against the Sheikh, there was nothing to prove, and the trial had to be called off. Sheikh was released and all this was not enough for him to learn a lesson."
 
Rev. Canon C.E.Tyndale-Biscoe
 
"Shortly after my first arrival in Kashmir I was about to start for school when a tall, handsome Kashmir Brahman called to see me, bringing with him a delicate-looking boy of seven years of age. He asked if I would admit him into the school. This man belonged to the official class. The highest posts in Kashmir were filled by members of the family. In those days Sir Walter Lawrence was Land Commissioner, and he was having a titanic struggle to save the farmers from the persecution of the Brahman officials."(Rev.Biscoe´s autobiography)
 
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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.

WHITE COLLAR KASHMIRI PANDITS

A large number of Samaritans of India support Kashmir’s right of self determination right from October 26, 1947 when Indian forces were air-lifted to Srinagar airport. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru befriended Kashmiri leader Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah but the caucus of Kashmiri white-collar bureaucrat Pandits forced Nehru to take a somersault and thus Nehru changed the course of Kashmir history by playing directly into the hands of these Jai Chands.
 
KASHMIRI PANDITS - II
KASHMIR's COMPOSITE CULTURE CHANGES ANITA KAUL's HEART
 
Kashmiri Pandit Subhash, the martyr who laid life for his motherland fighting Indian occupational forces.
 
 
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".
 
Dr. Nitasha Kaul
Blogger Karmanye Thadani, victim of fascist ideology, commenting on Dr. Nitasha Kaul, a Kashmiri Hindu writer is pained and can't swallow the truth. Nitasha he adds, favours secession of Kashmir from India on the basis that the demand is having legal basis, considering the promise of a plebiscite to decide Kashmir´s political future. Thadani´s Facebook comments directed at Ms Kaul are harsh, derogatory and provocative to spit venom to try and bully her into silence.
Nitasha Kaul by any yardstick is the right person to speak about the factuality of Kashmir´s pain, agony and torment. Ms Kaul, an intellectual, a philanthropist and an honest learned scholar calls spade a spade giving a true and unbiased report on Kashmir.
NITASHA, WE KASHMIRIS ARE PROUD OF YOU
 

Rajni Shaleen Chopra on virile Pandit propaganda has this to say:
"I suppose that Swamy and the rabid vanguards of Indian National Interest in national news-channels know of the Shankaracharya temple on a mountain-top in the heart of Srinagar. Do they also know of the Devi temple on the road to Pari Mahal in Srinagar, another Devi temple on Gupkar Road near Dal Lake, the Hanuman temple on Hari Singh High Street adjoining Lal Chowk, a focal point of pro-freedom agitations in Srinagar. None of these temples have been attacked even at the height of turbulence in Kashmir. In downtown Srinagar, also a hub of pro-freedom agitations, morning and evening prayers are carried out peacefully at temples without the need for any security or protection by men in uniform. Temple complexes in Anantnag, Sopore and elsewhere in the Valley stand as places of worship, and are not locked or vandalized."

 

Sanjay Kak
A New Delhi-based Kashmiri nationalist, a documentary filmmaker whose most recent film is "Jashn-e-Azadi," or "How We Celebrate Freedom," and author of the book, "Until My Freedom Has Come: The New Intifada in Kashmir." Discussing India´s military involvement in Kashmir, and this book, Until My Freedom Has Come, actually seeks not to commemorate, but to draw attention to the fact that something very, very significant has happened in Kashmir. And I think while you might be able to curb the young men on the street, you might be able to increase the number of soldiers from 600,000 to 800,000, but once people make that switch in their heads, you know, once the intifada of the mind is operational, then I think it´s a fantastic moment, because it´s a very libratory moment". And the book seeks to mark that moment of liberation.

 
Hindustan Times Blogger Pandit Neeraj Kak writes:
 

"All D.P.Dhars, B.K.Nehrus and Fotedars put together did not do anything to improve the lot of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir.What they did was fill their own pockets with ill gotten monies; set up their projeny [e.g, D.P Dhar's son, Vijay Dhar who owns a hotel and a cinema in Srinagar built on stolen land, Vijay's son, Vikas Dhar was involved with Natwar Singh's son, Jagat in the oil for food scandal.] for life. Pay a visit to the Jammu refugee camps where thousands of Pandits are rotting in fetid camps and ask them, whether any of these powerful Pandits have visited them to inquire after their well being.

 
Beaten and abused women of Kashmir.

The impassioned Christmas appeal of THE INDEPENDENT made by Andy Buncombe (28/12/2009) is quite revealing. Mr. Buncombe in good faith sources all the information to Ashima Kaul, an activist funded by 'Peace Direct' to highlight the issues pertaining to women of Kashmir.

 

Ms Kaul talks about Hindus and Muslims of Kashmir alike but prefers to mention few cases like moon faced Rafika accused of being controlled by a 'Hindu Sipirit' that must be dealt with by a 'Muslim Priest' or Zahida of Gandarbal wanting a divorce or mention of Hafiza Muzaffar acting as spokesperson. The cases cited look to be a Muslim women problem alone and then Hindus of the State do not seem to have a problem as there is not a single case mentioned.

 

The mention of 70,000 people killed does not tell the reader who these people were and for what crime they were killed. Though the number of people killed has crossed one hundred thousand mark and rest of the population men, women and children have lost mental faculties due to trauma and fear. No country can live peacefully when in a small place like Kashmir, more than one million strong army living in houses occupied by force and visible bunkers on every street after every one hunderd meters to carry out the job to intimidate and coerce the populace.

 

The stress is laid on more legislation to protect women at the cost of innocent people's disturbed lives due to state sponsored terrorism. Women emancipation being a touchy and emotional subject, is carefully used as a tool to have an axe to grind to suit a particular community to be the sole beneficiery of funds raised.

 

The photograph showing jubilant, dancing and happy Hindu women do not seem to be suppressed, beaten or abused and the talk about Hindu-Muslim women's cause is confined to Ms. Kaul's Pandit community in front of "migrant Pandit community office" in Jammu.

 
DR J L MATTOO
Nationalist Kashmiri Pandit commented on Monday, March 19, 2012 about the atrocities committed by Indian security forces in Kashmir and he wrote:
"WE CANNOT EXPECT ALIENATION OF KASHMIRIS TO END AS LONG AS WE TRY TO PROVIDE COVER-UPS TO THE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY OUR SECURITY FORCES. CBI HAS DONE WELL IN DENYING HOLY COW STATUS TO THE SECURITY FORCES INVOKED IN THE HENIOUS CRIME AGAINST INNOCENT YOUTH IN PARTICULAR AND THE ORDINARY SOULS IN GENERAL. WE NEED TO PUNISH THE GUILTY AT ALL COSTS. THAT KIND OF POLICY CAN WIN OVER THE ESTRANGED KASHMIRIS."
 
MUSLIMS HELP PANDITHS CREMATE
Keeping the tradion of peace, harmony and religious tolerance; the majority Muslims of Kashmir help their fellow Kashmiri Pandits to live side by side in a cordial and brotherly atmosphere. It is a proven factuality that all 3% of total population Pandits were protected by their Muslim compatriots always especially in 1947 when beyond the borders of Kashmir 200,000 Muslims were butchered mecrilessly by fundamentalist Hindu zealots in cold blood. Kashmiri Pandits are quite aware of the historical reality. In the photo above Muslims of Kashmir help their Pandits to perform religious duties in cremating their dead.
 
Aditya Kaul Raj
Aditya Raj Kaul in his words throws light on Pandit exodus from Kashmir saying “ I have been telling since that state transport buses were provided by Jagmohan Malhotra to facilitate migration”.
 
Kashmiri Pandit lass shows solidarity