Kashmiri Pandits mourn 1990 ‘genocide’ at Raj Ghat, demand closure

New Delh, Jan 19 (IANS) Around 50-70 Kashmiri Pandits, including school children, observed a silent protest here on Saturday at Raj Ghat– the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi — commemorating the 29th year of their forced exodus from their homeland. Nearly half a million Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of Kashmir by terrorists and Islamic fanatics in 1990 during a high tide of militancy in the region. Amit Raina, spokesperson of solidarity group “Roots for Kashmir”, told IANS: “We are the only community which never indulged in any violence.

 

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