Secularism & Kashmiri Pandits


What is secularism ? It is a pertinent question and I am asking it in all my seriousness. For some it is standing up and speaking for Muslims and for some it is speaking up and standing for Hindus. For some secularism means that if you are a Hindu and you stand up and speak for a Muslim cause, you are a true secular. And for another one it means that if you are a Muslim and you speak up and stand for a Hindu cause, you are a true secular. Let us converge on this point and start thinking about the true definition of secularism. For me secularism means equidistant from all the religions and standing up and speaking for all the just causes of all the communities of India ; whether Hindu or Muslim or Christian or Jews. But in our country a distorted version of secularism is in vogue. People remember and protest on December 06, which is the anniversary of the demolition of Babri Mosque. People remember and protest on the anniversary of Gujarat riots also, but today, on the 22nd anniversary of the exile of the Kashmiri Hindus, all the intelligentsia, all the jhola chhap , pig-headed journalists and all the self-proclaimed nationalist anchors of various channels are keeping an intriguing silence. There is no word of support, no coverage on news channels and no media discussion is planned.

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What is the reason of such a deafening silence on this anniversary. Why barring few known supporters of Panun Kashmir movement, every individual, every news paper, every news channel is silent.  vociferous twitter world is also silent. I thought about this and since 140 letter restriction is too prohibitive, I thought of writing a blog and post it today, so that the whole world should know my true feelings. I am taking the obvious risk of being called a communal for supporting a Hindu cause. But think for a while. Are Kashmiri Pandits not entitled to their home-land ? Are their just causes and grievances shouldnt be looked into and should be taken care off ? It is communal to voice your views on this topic ? In this country, if you can voice your view about Babri Demolition, if you can give vent to your anger on Gujarat Riots, then surely you can raise your voice also for Kashmiri Pandits and for their Home-Land.

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It is so painful and traumatic to be a refugee in your own country, and that too for 22 long years. Government of India is silent. Government of Jammu & Kashmir is silent. Whole world is keeping a callous silence and in these 22 years a whole new generation of Kashmiri Pandits are born and brought up in the shanties and refugee-camps of various neglected corners of this nation called India. I am pained, ashamed and disgusted. Since few million Pandits can’t get them votes in large chunks, so every politician is silent. Since talking about then can be considered communal, no news channel and anchor is interested. Only Kanchan Gupta of Pioneer tweeted about the plight .Instead of writing any thing else it is better to re-produce some pertinent tweets of Kashmiri Pandits. Please go through these emotional tweets and the photo of a refugee Hindu girl :

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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

The night from hell, 20 years later http://goo.gl/Vx0Dx [Kashmiri Pandits Ethnic Cleansing] #kp #kpexile #panunkashmir
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

Mr Prime Minister, please walk the talk http://im.rediff.com/news/2003/apr/08guest.htm [Kashmiri Pandits] @kp #kpexile
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senthil
nativethoughts senthil 

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@Sharnarthee @BDUTT wont care abt you, bcoz for her only muslims are eligible kashmiris.. that’s how all her programme projects..
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Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

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@ashithakur try http://www.ikashmir.net @Sharnarthee would help … I dont have a search engine working here …behind firewall
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Bhargav
debe0 Bhargav 

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@Sharnarthee Stringing random incidents & naming it saffron terror is secular. Ignoring Pandits & their saffron fields is secular 2 @BDUTT
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

@bdutt @sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra When U r done lobbying, chk out @rahulbagati ‘s story of survival & report Kashmiri Pandits exodus
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

Recognize, Remember and Revere Kashmiri Pandits Martyrs http://www.kashmiri-pandit.org/projectr3/index1.php @kp @kpexile @panunkashmir
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Praveen Pandey
praveen30 Praveen Pandey 

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@Sharnarthee @sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra @BDUTT @sagarikaghose @rahulkanwal @newsx Is holocaust against Kashmiri Pandits is Kashmiriyat?
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Right_Wingdian
Right_Wingdian Right_Wingdian 

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@Sharnarthee @BDUTT Despite being kashmiri, you think she cares! Don’t waste breath friend! She’s busy stringing ppl for cab reshuffle! 🙂
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sukanya Devi
sukanyadevi sukanya Devi 

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@Sharnarthee these dolts only entertain ‘civilized’ stone pelters @sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra @BDUTT @sagarikaghose @rahulkanwal #KP
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

@sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra @BDUTT @sagarikaghose @rahulkanwal Ur silence about Kashmiri Pandits ethnic cleansing is CRIMINAL. #kp
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Refugeeblues
RefugeeBlues Refugeeblues 

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@Sharnarthee @sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra after that Mr Digvijay is important not hapless 1 Million kashmiri refugees. We r Indian Dogs.
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

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@sunandavashisht We have to shame mainstream media. They can’t get away with their criminal silence (Kashmiri Pandits) #kp #kpexile
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

@sardesairajdeep @vikramchandra When ur channels r done reporting who Rakhi Sawant is marrying next, do report Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus #kp
@Sharnarthee What fun is it covering law abiding citizens who don’t turn violent ever. Stone pelters far more interesting story.
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

@bdutt @sagarikaghose @rahulkanwal When ur channels r done reporting robbing of SBI ATM, do report who robbed Kashmiri Pandits of their home
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

Mainstream media 2 busy reporting who Veena Malik slept with. Meanwhile Kashmiri Pandits enter 22nd year of their exile. #kp #kpexile @bdutt
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

Daddy, why can’t we go to Kashmir? http://www.kashmirherald.com/featuredarticle/whycantwegotokashmir.html (Kashmiri Pandits)
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

RT @Sharnarthee: Mr PM, spare a moment for Kashmiri Hindushttp://bit.ly/ha6nPf #kashmiripandit
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Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

 

Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

RT @Sharnarthee: Mr PM, spare a moment for Kashmiri Hindushttp://bit.ly/ha6nPf #kashmiripandit
Sunanda Vashisht
sunandavashisht Sunanda Vashisht 

by Sharnarthee
When yaseen mallik killer of pandits fasts Indian PM intervenes. PM doesn’t say a word to thousands of pandits languishing in exile#KP
Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

Kiran Kumar S
KiranKS Kiran Kumar S 

by Sharnarthee
India’s secularism is a farce, when #Kashmir Pandits live in refugee camps, kicked out of their 5000yr old home. #KP
Kanchan Gupta
KanchanGupta Kanchan Gupta 

by Sharnarthee
No less tragic is the strange blindness that afflicts Indians who too have forsaken Kashmiri Pandits. Mere words of sympathy are irrelevant
Kanchan Gupta
KanchanGupta Kanchan Gupta 

by Sharnarthee
Congress has failed to stand by Pandits, so too BJP when it was in power. Tragically, both believe this will placate Islamists. It won’t.
Kanchan Gupta
KanchanGupta Kanchan Gupta 

by Sharnarthee
New Delhi’s intellectually bankrupt commentariat, bogus intellectuals and frauds with jholas have arm-twisted Govt to abandon Pandits.
Kanchan Gupta
KanchanGupta Kanchan Gupta 

by Sharnarthee
It’s a mocking shame that Left-libbers who control public discourse from TV studios have erased plight of Pandits from nation’s memory.
Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

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@centerofright Thank You very much for sharing our pain. #kp#kpexile #KashmiriPandits #KashmiriHindus #PanunKashmir
Sharnarthee
Sharnarthee Sharnarthee 

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@BDUTT I Don’t CARE. I am observing my 22nd year in exile….Hell with cabinet reshuffle. .Doesn’t change anything for me and my community.
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
Advt of JK Govt had placed rehablitation of Kashmiri Pandits under the topic of Animal Husbandry http://twitpic.com/3rdt76 #KP
Abi Shaw
Abi_2 Abi Shaw 

by rahulbagati
Video of Ethnic Cleaning of Kashmiri Panditshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCRFWStxV_4 #KP#roguemedia
Aditya Raj Kaul
AdityaRajKaul Aditya Raj Kaul 

by rahulbagati
21 years ago on 19th Jan 1990 I was hidden inside a cloth by my mother to leave the valley under the threat of gun! I live in exile since.
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

What an irony the PM of this country, a refugee himself, fails to understand the plight of #KP
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

Yes Media Yes, we understand #KP exile is a stale news it happened 22 years ago and cabinet reshuffle is breaking!
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@Mahesh_Kelkar man don’t tell me.. i m a real short investor.. my short is six months 😉
Shailesh Pandey
shaileshkpandey Shailesh Pandey 

by rahulbagati
#kp & kashmiri pandits are TRENDING -and this is one input our MEDIA(TORS) is ignoring shamelessly…bury ur already dead credibility MSM !!
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
NewsX is doing a 30 minute special on Kashmiri Pandits tonight .#KP #KPExile22Years
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@Mahesh_Kelkar buy if you plan to stay for really long period
Kunal Majumder
kunalmajumder Kunal Majumder 

by rahulbagati 

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@mujtaba_s @gsurya @mspointofview the argument that Jagmohan or the govt threw the Kashmiri Pandits is heavily flawed.
Kunal Majumder
kunalmajumder Kunal Majumder 

by rahulbagati 

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@mujtaba_s @gsurya @mspointofview A prosperous community like Kashmiri Pandits cant be thrown out just by the wims of a govt or a person
Kiran Kumar S
KiranKS Kiran Kumar S 

by rahulbagati 

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@soulinexile That Jagmohan must have been a superman. He “single handedly” caused the largest exodus in independent India! @rahulbagati #KP
piyush bakshi
neophyteblogger piyush bakshi 

by rahulbagati
For some Gujarat is genocide and what happened to Kashmiri Pandits is leaving for better opportunities.
Soul in Exile
soulinexile Soul in Exile 

by rahulbagati
Dear @ShashiTharoor -atleast today, for mere tokenism of being married to a #KP – you can tweet about KP’s in Exile. Aah! buts that communal
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
Kashmiri Pandits – The Last Journey From Sarda http://bit.ly/i8cley#KP #KPExile22Years
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
The threats havent stopped yet ! http://bit.ly/el9lWp #KP Kashmiri Pandits #KPExile22Years
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@SushmaSwarajBJP I hope BJP does remember its the 22nd exodus of #KP Afterall you claim to be closest to the solution!
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
#1901990: Late night we were watching footing of Romanian revoultion and its Prez Ceauşescu ,Suddenly mosques ordered us to leave #KP
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@soulinexile plz use #kp hastag
Kiran Kumar S
KiranKS Kiran Kumar S 

by rahulbagati
Grand 22nd rerun in ‘secular’ theaters: “No One kicked out Kashmiri Pandits”
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@pawandurani she hasnt replied only.. chup ho gayee after my second question..@biorahul
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

Look what I found – Ex. CM G.N.Azad had assured return to #KPwithin 3 years in 2006, its the 5th yr nw http://bit.ly/h16K7h #kashmir
Varad Varenya
VaradVarenya Varad Varenya 

by rahulbagati
@abdullah_omar Today #Pandits have entered in 22nd Year of#Exile. And no convictions/probes/enquiries on #Exodus. Any reason dear CM ? #KP
himanshu
himanshujmohan himanshu 

by rahulbagati
Butcher of Pandits was freed during 2006 by secular govthttp://bit.ly/eiV2Ej #KP The garland picture
Soul in Exile
soulinexile Soul in Exile 

by rahulbagati 

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@AdityaRajKaul Probe for what? Reports were submitted by Benazir long ago – it says Jagmohan Jagmohan Jagmohan#Kashmir @abdullah_omar
Aditya Raj Kaul
AdityaRajKaul Aditya Raj Kaul 

by rahulbagati 

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@abdullah_omar When do you plan to probe forced exodus of half a million Kashmiri Pandits ? #Kashmir
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
Thank you tweeple both #KP and ” Kashmiri Pandit ” r top most trending , though non in media has so far discussed it#KPExile22Years
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
RT @scamsutrahttp://bit.ly/gQpFBF Deathly Silence #KP Kashmiri Pandits #KPExile22Years
Aditya Raj Kaul
AdityaRajKaul Aditya Raj Kaul 

by rahulbagati
Omar Abdullah outside #MHA says ‘we are incomplete without Pandits’ – Give him a nobel for talking! When will he probe our exodus? #Kashmir
Rahul B
rahulbagati Rahul B 

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@pawandurani leave Agnishekar we can hav Ajayji, T.N.Razdan, R.L.Bhat any one @biorahul
Kiran Kumar S
KiranKS Kiran Kumar S 

by rahulbagati
1st kicked out of Hindu Kush, then (Pak) Punjab, Sindh, most of Bengal.. then Kashmiri Pandits story. The sorry tale of Hindu ‘shrinkage’
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani 

by rahulbagati
Kashmiri Hindus enter 22nd Year of Exile: wp.me/pvyy0-hu via @ZoomIndianMedia #KP Kashmiri Pandits

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