kashmiri pandits

Kashmir’s First Multiplex Coming Up In Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman is taking a bold step as he is set to unveil Kashmir’s first-ever multiplex in the Sonwar area of Srinagar. The move comes more than three decades after the terrorists shut down all cinema halls in the valley. And the Dhar family, which owned the now defunct Broadway Cinema …

Scenes Of Harmony: Kashmiri Pandits Welcome Haj Pilgrims, Recite Praises For Prophet Muhammad

SRINAGAR: Amid the rising terrorist attack on the Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, a gesture of brotherhood and harmony from the community members caught the attention of all. Beautiful scenes of amity and large-heartedness from the community, that has suffered a lot, were witnessed outside the terminal gate of Srinagar International Airport on Saturday when …

Propaganda Hasn’t Worked In Kashmir; It Could Even Backfire

Propaganda is a double-edged weapon. And yes, it is a weapon. For the last year or so, the state apparatus has engaged in high-spend messaging in the Kashmir Valley, highlighting ‘normalcy’ and attacking terrorism. Believe it or not, the major vehicle for this effort has been the army and other forces. Officers of such forces …

Kashmir: Fake Narratives On Security Situation

Recent incidents of targeted killing of a Kashmiri Hindu PM package employee, a TV artiste and a police cop in Srinagar have given enough ammunition to political dynasts, Muftis and Abdullahs, to claim that Kashmir is going back to the days of the 1990s. A fake narrative is being built that post-August 5, 2019 policies …

That’s Shocking: J&K Authorities Use Electric Fence To Contain Kashmiri Pandits, Apologise Later

SRINAGAR: Despite the J&K administration’s effort to lock down the Kashmiri Pandits inside their camps, their unprecedented protests against the brutal murder of fellow community member Rahul Bhat continued for the fourth day. In a bid to contain the growing protests, the J&K administration had deployed heavy security outside the camps to restrict them from …

J&K Puts Pandits In Locks, But Protests Continue In Valley

SRINAGAR: The valley continued to simmer as protests against the killing of Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, went on for the third consecutive day in Kashmir. Such was the intensity of this unprecedented protest that the authorities have to lock transit camps for Kashmiri Pandits in the valley to restrict the community from …

Tracking Kashmir’s Hindu Identity — Shaivism Philosopher Abhinavgupta’s Cave

BUDGAM: Abhinavgupta, one of the most important philosophers and polymaths of India, wrote Tantraloka —an encyclopedia on Kashmir Shaivism in the 10th century. Known widely for non-dual awareness or consciousness, Abhinavgupta in his lifetime, wrote 35 books. His influence is so huge that his philosophy spread and flourished in south India as well. Legend has …

64,827 Families Left Kashmir Valley In 1990: RTI Reply In 2020

  SRINAGAR: A total of 64,827 families left the Kashmir Valley in 1990 due to “onset of militancy”, said the Jammu and Kashmir government in an RTI reply, which, activist Praffull Sarda, who sought the information, called “surprising”. The Pune-based businessman criticised the government for not acknowledging that Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave the …

The Kashmir Files: Kerala Congress Spins Stories About Kashmiri Pandits Exodus

NEW DELHI: Stoking a controversy involving ‘The Kashmir Files’ movie, the Kerala unit of the Congress on Sunday blamed the BJP for the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits in 1990, and accused the saffron party of doing nothing to take Pandits back to the Valley. Sharing some misleading “facts about Kashmiri Pandits issue” in a series of …

Exodus Of Kashmiri Hindus Blot On Kashmir, Kashmiriyat: Top Army Officer

SRINAGAR: Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey, General-Officer-Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, on Thursday said that the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Valley was a blot on Kashmir and Kashmiriyat. Addressing a seminar on “Kashmir At Historic Roads” here, Lt Gen Pandey said, “What will encourage them to return, how and when will they …