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[19 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

19th January, 2015 By Hameem Jan
19th January, marked by few Kashmiri Pandits as a commemoration day of their exile from Kashmir. Really!! Exile? Pandits living in Jammu or India are not in Exile. ‘Exile’ literally means when a citizen is not allowed to return to their homeland. No one has stopped Pandits returning to their homes. There are number of measures put in place to actually facilitate their return by the state and New Delhi. Recent disclosure of security budget of 600 Cr for 1.5 …

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[21 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | ]

Pandits are people of highest caste (brahmins) among hindus who are experts in Vedas(religious sayings) along with the corresponding religious rhythms and melodies.Pandits originate from Kashmir.On the contrary Bandits are outlaws who defy the laws of the realm or run away after commiting a crime. I was drawn to write this after events which took place at AZADI seminar in New Delhi last october. It was an attack on a seminar held at an auditorium in Delhi where booker prize winner and human rights activist Arunadhati Roy and Kashmiri separatist …

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[20 Sep 2010 | 9 Comments | ]

Answer is Yes and NO. Yes if it is pursued by Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) and NO if Kashmiri’s in Indian held part (IOK) wish to raise it. ICJ does not accept cases from individual or groups. Case has to be state Vs state. Let us take a look at scenario