What happened to the Kashmiri Pandits in 1990

Armed seized from Kashmiri Militants displayed by Indian Army at Veer Savarkar Hall, Mumbai 1998.


Ever since the scrapping of Article 370, actually even before, some learned friends have questioned whether the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990 was a government of India plan or what actually happened then.


We present a series of video links that tells you what happened in 1990.


1. In January 2012, NDTV India presented a program where Kashmiri Pandits spoke on what happened in 1990. Please click here to hear in their own voice.


2. We present a series of Newstrack video links that were shot then. Newstrack was very popular then anchors being Madhu Trehan and Manoj Raghuvanshi.


A. Reporting from 1989 to 1994 Part 1.


B. Reporting from 1989 to 1994 Part 2.


C. Reporting from 1989 to 1994 Part 3.  


Hear the above videos and read the articles below, then decide for yourself. Some articles tell how Kashmir Valley has discriminated against people of Jammu and Ladakh regions.


According to author and social worker Khemlata Wakhlu, "Schools were targetted and set ablaze. So was the school run by Rupa Devi Sharda Peeth Trust. With the burning of the school, some of the world's rarest books and manuscripts - in Pali, Persian, Hindi, Urdu and Enlish all went up in smoke! The greatest treasure in Kashmir - the ideas and words of wise and erudite seekers over the ages - which had been kept in the premises of the school, were gone." Pg 292 of A Kashmiri Century. Something similar was witnessed in Nalanda University, Bihar centuries ago.  


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