Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus by Col Tej K Tikoo

By Col Tej K Tikoo

Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir in 1989, used to be their 7th such exodus because the arrival of Islam in Kashmir, within the fourteenth century. This used to be triggered through the outbreak of Pakistan-sponsored insurgency throughout Kashmir Valley in 1989. the unconventional Islamists exact Pandits - a minuscule neighborhood in Muslim ruled society, growing huge, immense worry, panic and grave feel of lack of confidence. within the face of ruthless atrocities inflicted on them, the Pandits’ sole difficulty was once making sure their very own actual security and their get to the bottom of to not convert to Islam.

Over 350,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been compelled to escape en masse leaving their domestic and fireside. This used to be the only greatest compelled displacement of individuals of a specific ethnicity after partition of India.

Pandits’ travails didn't finish with the exodus. The obstructive and intimidating perspective of the country management in the direction of the Pandit refugees, made their post-exodus life much more depressing. the govt. on the Centre too remained detached to their plight.

This ebook strains the Pandits’ financial and political marginalization within the nation during the last six many years and covers intimately the occasions that resulted in their eventual exodus.

In the sunshine of ethnic detoxing of Pandits from the Valley, the ebook additionally examines a few serious concerns so an important to India’s survival as a multi-cultural, liberal and secular democracy

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