Category Archive: Kashmiri Pandits

Jun 03

Sudha Rajput – Forced Migration Review May 2016

5 Jammu - Muthi Camps,  2nd  location

My article ‘Transitional Policies and Durable Solutions for Displaced Kashmiri Pandits’ appears in FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, OXFORD University Press, U.K. http://www.fmreview.org/solutions/rajput.html?utm_source=FMR+52+Thinking+ahead%3A+displacement%2C+transition%2C+solutions+-+online&utm_campaign=FMR+Alert+Eng+52+online&utm_medium=email

Mar 06

Non-displaced KPs too talk of unmet demands!

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/valley-pandits-trying-to-keep-tradition-alive/205463.html Valley Pandits trying to keep tradition alive Published on: Mar 7, 2016, 12:30 AM M Aamir Khan Tribune News Service Srinagar, March 6 On the eve of Shivaratri today, the non-migrants Pandits said they were struggling to keep their age-old traditions alive and continued to face neglect from the successive governments. “On Herath (Shivaratri), …

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Feb 22

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits want status change to IDPs

Excelsior Correspondent Displaced Kashmiri Pandits plead for status change from ‘Migrant’ to IDPs Youth for PK meets British MP JAMMU, Feb 21: A high power delegation of Youth for Panun Kashmir (PK)-the frontline youth wing of Panun Kashmir today held a meeting with the British MP Bob Blackman who is on a visit to India …

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Dec 28

Displaced KPs continue to fight – right to return

December 28, 2015 Displaced KPs continue to fight for their right to return, led by the group’s NGOs to choose to return to a “Separate homeland”. On December 28, 1991, KPs first raised their demand for a “distinct homeland” within the Kashmir Valley, from which they were forcibly evicted in 1989/90, the new homeland to …

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Mar 24

Kashmiri Pandits – Minority Status for Pandits Irks Sikhs

Minority Status for Pandits Irks Sikhs, PoK Refugees By Fayaz Wani March 24, 2015 SRI NAGAR: The recommendation by a Parliamentary Panel to grant minority status to migrant Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) in Jammu and Kashmir has led to strong resentment from Sikhs and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) refugees, who have warned of a strong agitation. “The …

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Dec 01

Settlement of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits – plan with trouble

Settlement of Displaced Kashmiri Pandits – the plan spells trouble already. Dec 1, 2014 In India, the longstanding mission of Bharatiya Janata Party regarding the resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits is becoming a national priority. Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Minister Mr. Omar Abdullah, has apparently detailed the plan that calls for allocating 840 hectares (approximately 2075 …

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Nov 24

Kashmiri Pandit’s Cultural Demands for Return to the Valley

Return of Kashmiri Pandits and the importance of the ‘Shrine Bill’. A former separatist leader, in the struggle to make the Kashmir Valley, an Islamic place, shows change of heart. He tells, the Kashmiri Pandits, forced out of the Valley in 1989, that they form an “essential part of Kashmir’ and that their return “will …

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Apr 08

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits lose faith in democratic process

In just one day, I have come across two separate accounts of displaced KPs expressing their frustrations with the democratic process. One of those accounts is analyzed and summarized here: Zulfikar Majid of Jammu, of the Decan Herald, captured in the article: “Parties betrayed us, say Kashmir Pandits ” The frustration stems from the decision …

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Feb 22

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits and welfare programs

Officials of J&K government admit that those displaced from Kashmir Valley beginning in 1989, “constitute an important part of the composite culture of the Valley and the community has made a substantial contribution in several walks of life” (Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Feb 22, 20014). Adding that the ‘government is well aware of their …

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Oct 31

Update on Syria’s IDPs

Syria’s IDP update: Oct 31, 2013 Specifically referring to “dire” conditions in Homs, UNHCR reports that conditions of the IDP camps, generally within Syria are devastating. Per the agency it is providing for about 75,000 people with their daily subsistence. However, as my research shows in the context of IDP camps for the Kashmiri Pandits …

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