Sainthood in Death? – A Kashmiri Pandit remembers Mufti Mohammad Sayeed


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 10, 2016           07.45 P.M.

Two time Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir and first Muslim Home Minister of India, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed died on January 07, 2016 in New Delhi of multiple organ failure. He was 79 years old at the time of his death. He was buried in his native village Bijbehara of Anantnaag district.

With due respect to the departed soul, his political journey could be termed as colourful and sheer opportunistic. From Congress to Jan Morcha, and then again to the Congress, it was without any stated principles. Finally he, along with his daughter Mehbooba Mufti, formed PDP and remained there till his death.

His two terms as Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir could also be termed as maverick and opportunistic.

2002 = Though he had resigned from the Indian National Congress but without any qualm took their support to become Chief Minister. He had only 16 MLAs in the house of 87.

2008 = His PDP won 21 seats. But this time he prefered to sit in the opposition. It again defies logic. With 16 MLAs, he chose to become Chief Minister. But with 21 MLAs, he prefered to sit in the opposition.

2014 = He formed an alliance with Bharatiya Janata Party and became Chief Minister for the second time.  This time he had 28 MLAs, up 7 from the 21 last election.

From Congress to BJP, many people can frown but for him it was a smooth journey.

Here is the list of the milestones of his political journey.

Indian National Congress = 1972 to 1987

Jan Morcha = 1987 to 1990

Indian National Congress = 1990 to 1999

People’s Democratic Party = 1999 to 2016

Leader Congress Legislative Party = 1975

Union Minister of Tourism = 1986

Home Minister of India = Dec. 1989 – Nov. 1990

Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir = Nov. 2002 – Nov. 2005

Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir = March 2015 – Jan. 2016

It is in our culture to give respect to the departed soul. One is not supposed to be disparaging about the person after the he is gone. But in my opinion history is supposed to be unbiased. History should be loyal to the truth only. History is and should be cruel.

Therefore I thought to reproduce an article written by Anupama Handoo , a Kashmiri Pandit, which presents a totally different picture of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. —————————————————————————————————-

On 7 January 2016, Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed took his last breath. News feeds since then are full of eulogies for the supposed saint, nationalist and statesman.

Every paean takes me back to that fateful month of December in 1989 when Mufti’s youngest daughter Rubaiya Sayeed was kidnapped by (Yasin Malik’s) Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front. The nation was held to ransom for the daughter of the Union Home Minister who had taken oath just a few days ago. Bypassing the elected state government led by Farooq Abdullah, Mufti misused his power and influence to engineer the release of five dreaded terrorists. Local population in the valley and friends were confident that Rubaiya was at home or at least in a safe house where she was safe and well taken care of, all the time. This drama of hostage rescue is the watershed event in Kashmir terrorism. Encouraged by weakness of the state and central administration, terrorism took hold in the valley. General population started to believe that ‘Azadi from India’ and ‘Pakistan with Pandit women and without the men’ is just around the corner. December 1989 and January 1990 was when lakhs of Kashmiri Hindus had to leave their homes to become refugees in their own country. For me and lakhs of Kashmiri Hindus that was the last time we saw home and for that we have Mufti to thank for.

1989 was not the first time when the ugly head of communal militancy reared its head in Kashmir Valley. Political experts maintain that Mufti orchestrated the infamous 1986 Anantnaag riots in which hysterical Muslim mobs took out violent processions, desecrated and destroyed more than 40 temples, and killed and looted the helpless Hindu population. In Mufti’s constituency Brijbehara alone, two temples were looted, ancient idols stolen and broken. Kashmiri Hindus should have anticipated what was to come.

One word that comes closest to describing Kashmiri politicians in general and Mufti Mohammed Sayeed in particular, is chameleon. No, it’s not a kind word. I don’t intend to be kind – the pain is still raw. I call him a chameleon because he switched loyalties like clothes, seizing opportunities to promote himself and his daughter Mehbooba Mufti. With subsequent stints in Democratic National Conference, Congress, and Jan Morcha and later on by launching his own People’s Democratic Party he bargained for more power and more influence with each stepping stone.

He first became Chief Minister in 2002, backed by Congress on a meagre strength of 16 in an 87 member strong State Assembly. In 2008 elections, he chose to stay in the opposition even with 21 seats and in 2015 he chose to form alliance with BJP on a strength of 28. Ambition is not a bad thing, manipulating masses for one’s own end is objectionable. While in opposition he engineered coups; in 1977, twice in 1986, in 1990 and in 2008; ushering the Governors’ rule every time. This marginalised the democratically elected parties and sowed seeds of discord in the electorate. He founded the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999 for which he used the electoral symbol of ‘green flag and pen-inkpot’ of the Muslim United Front (MUF) the Jamaat-e-Islami-led conglomerate of anti-India parties.

He kept everyone happy … happily in the dark. To the central government he played the role of a ‘Nationalist’ who was trying to bring ‘healing touch’ to the battered communities through peace and dignity. But the modus operandi of this healing touch was far from nationalist. He was a firm believer in Kashmiris’ right to ‘self-rule’. Ceasefire on the Pakistan border, disbanding of instruments like Special Task Force and Special Operation Group of Police, scrapping of The Prevention of Terrorism Act, 2002 (POTA) and release of political prisoners was all part of his arsenal. He facilitated bringing the separatists leaders (read Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front) to a tripartite political dialogue with India and Pakistan. He recommended free trade and travel between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad in Pakistan Occupied J&K. His latest preposterous proposal was that the people of Kashmir should be allowed to transact their business in the Indian as well as the Pakistani currency. Looking at these steps in totality – these were ploys to weaken the State influence in Law and Order issues and dilute the army control on borders. Making borders with Pakistan porous, Mufti’s strategy was to pave the way for uninterrupted smuggling of currency, arms and drugs as well as infiltration of terrorists.

Kind obituaries are flooding in about the greatness of the man now dead. People are calling him a statesman and a visionary. He surrounded himself with wise people and those wise people (often Kashmiri Pandits) must undoubtedly believe in his secular and nationalist credentials. As a common person who never broke bread with him, I am entitled to judge his greatness by his impact and legacy. I will remember the man as someone who stepped on corpses for his political ambition. For this I cannot wish him peace in afterlife.

Cse Khoda rut karun, Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, magar kari na zaahn.

[ May the almighty look after you Mufti Mohammad Sayeed but I seriously doubt He will. ]

– See more at: https://www.myind.net/sainthood-death-kashmiri-pandit-remembers-mufti-sayeed#.VpFMysSkQaw.gmail

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As stated above, I have taken this article from http://www.myind.net . They have printed this disclaimer towards the end of the article. I fail to understand the logic. Everyone has freedom of expression. And if a Kashmiri Pandit feels this way, she has every right to express her opinion.

WHY THIS DISCLAIMER ?

“Disclaimer: The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. MyIndMakers is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of MyindMakers and it does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.”

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[ I express my gratitude to http://www.myind.net & the writer Anupama Handoo for this article. ]

 

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Bru Tribe : Refugee In Their Own Country


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MARCH 07, 2014           00.30 A.M.

Frankly speaking , few weeks back , I was unaware of the existence of Bru tribe of Mizoram . Years ago I had read about some conflict between Mizos of Mizoram and one particular tribe living there , near Bangla Desh and Tripura border . I knew that these days that particular tribe live in Tripura in exile. But apart from that I have not heard anything about Brus . When last week I read a couple of articles in Times of India and Hindustan Times , I came to know that the tribe in question is Bru and they are living in tents as refugee in their own country since 17 years.

The roots of the conflict can be traced to 1994, when a political party called the Bru National Union (BNU) was formed to promote the tribe’s welfare. In September 1997, at a conference in Saipuilui village in Mamit district, the BNU adopted a resolution to demand for an Autonomous District Council (ADC) for Brus in the western belt of Mizoram. Mizoram is predominantly inhabited by Mizos. Other tribes in the state include the Hmars, the Lai and the Chakmas, each of whom have their own ADC. Interestingly, though the Brus are the largest minority in Mizoram their demand for an ADC went unheeded. “What was wrong with that demand?” asks Elvis Chorkhy, chairman of the Bru Coordination Committee that has been working with the government to repatriate the Brus. “ Was it so unconstitutional as to lead to the physical torture and harassment of the Brus ?”

The bloody ethnic clashes of 1997 displaced  over 4000 Brus initially . They fled to neighbouring Assam and Tripura’s sleepy town of Kanchanpur , which lies about 45 km from the Mizoram border. 17 years ago, thousands of Brus fleeing attacks from Mizos took refuge here. Many crossed the border on foot. The displaced Brus put up temporary shelters on the lower tracts of the Jampui hills that separate Tripura from Mizoram and Bangladesh. Today, there are over 35,000 Internally Displaced Persons languishing in the seven camps spread over the region. Here, scores live amidst filth and human waste with small mountain streams being the only source of drinking water. The incident, like many others in the North East India , hardly made it to the national media , print and electronic both .

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[………The Map of Mizoram showing Bru Dominated Areas & Area of Bru Refugee Camps in Tripura ]

To know more about the Bru tribe , I checked Wikipedia and came to know a fascinating history about them . I am reproducing the Wikipedia article in verbatim .

The history of Bru (Reangs)

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The Bru are the second most populous tribe of Tripura after the Tripuris. According to the legend, a Tripuri prince who was once exiled by the King made his way, along with his followers, to the Mayani Thalang area of Lushai hills [ now Mizoram ] and founded a state over there. He proclaimed himself King and his descendants too ruled over the break-away state for generations. As it sometimes happens, there came a time when there was no heir to succeed to the throne, leading to anarchy in the kingdom. At around the same time, bitter feud and internal vendetta saw four chiefs of the following sub tribes Twikluha, Yongsika, Paisika, Tuibruha leave their hearth and home along with their entourages to migrate back to the state of Tripura. It was a long and difficult journey, fraught with danger and the travellers had to make more than a couple of attempts before they successfully made their way up the Dombur hill.

At the time, Mahendra Manikya ruled the kingdom of Tripura. The chiefs made many attempts to reach the King to request asylum. They approached ministers, bureaucrats, and courtiers for help in arranging a meeting with the King but with no success. By this time, they had exhausted their supplies and were rather anxious to catch the attention of the King. Finally in desperation, they breached the dam on the river Gumti where worshippers had gathered for prayers. This was a serious crime and all of them were immediately apprehended and brought before the king. The crime was a serious one and merited capital punishment. But before the King could pass his judgement, the chiefs managed to send word to the Queen Gunoboti. They begged her for help and she persuaded the King to forgive them. The chiefs swore fealty to the Queen and to the throne of Tripura and settled down in the Kingdom. Popular legend has it that the Queen even offered the chiefs breast milk, to symbolize their new parent-child relationship, in a large brass pan which was gifted to the chiefs along with other valuable things, carefully preserved by Reangs till date.

The latest episode in the ongoing conflict between Mizos and Brus came on November 23 , 2013 . It was two days before the Mizoram assembly elections, when Bru militants allegedly belonging to the Bru Democratic Front of Mizoram (BDFM) and helped by members of the National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) abducted three young men.

The incident reignited the long-standing conflict between the Mizos and the minority Brus . Enraged by the abduction of the Mizos, several protests spearheaded mostly by the powerful NGOs MZP and the Young Mizo Association (YMA) were organised throughout the state. Subsequently, local village headmen were threatened with dire consequences if they did not ask the militants to release the Mizos.

In modern Mizoram one can find the Mizo mindset about Bru tribe in a Mizoram Home department letter sent to National Human Rights Commission . In the letter dated February 10, the Home department of the Mizoram government listed the reasons that led to the original conflict between the Mizos and the Brus. According to the document, the Brus — recognised as Reangs as per the Constitution (Schedule Tribes) Order, 1950 — fled persecution in the erstwhile Tippera kingdom (now divided between Tripura and Bangladesh) to arrive in Mizoram in the early 1940s. “Brus have always been outsiders and can never be a part of the larger Mizo culture,” says Lalmuanpuia Punte, who was MZP’s president in 1997.

The Mizos say the Bru exodus of 1997 can be traced to a ‘circular’ signed by Bruno Msha, who was then the Bru Student Union president and is currently the general secretary of the Mizoram Bru Displaced Peoples’ Forum (MBDPF). Dated March 1998, the ‘circular’ asks all Bru headmen to evacuate their villages and leave Mizoram because of a possible clash between Bru militants and Mizoram security personnel. Msha, who denies signing any such document, claims the story is a Mizo attempt to blame Bru militants for the exodus.

Each side might apportion blame to the other but ultimately, the ethnic violence of 1997 pushed many Brus into relief camps in a remote part of Tripura that borders Mizoram and Bangladesh.

Things, however, continue to look bleak for over 35,000 people still stuck in the forgotten camps of Tripura. A report by the Asian Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Network says ‘The ration quota is so inadequate that Brus do not report deaths as it means a further reduction of the rations’. The abject conditions and the lack of employment and education have made the camps a good recruiting ground for militants. Many young Brus have missed out on education and cannot even get job cards under central government schemes. “This is why we are asking for a Primitive Group Program and a development council which will look after the upliftment of the community once it is repatriated,” says Bruno Msha of the MBDPF.

Adults get a cash dole of Rs. 150 per month and 600 gms of rice per day while minors get half that amount. This is much less than other internally displaced groups like the Kashmiri Pandits and even the Sri Lankan refugees in Tamil Nadu have received in the past. Leaders of the MBDPF maintain that unless compensation is increased, no one will go back. Both the home department and Mizo organisations, allege that any attempts at repatriation are foiled by the staging of untoward incidents. The Bru side alleges that it is a conspiracy by Mizos who don’t want Brus to return. With only 5,627 people rehabilitated until last October, the Mizoram government has a mammoth task on its hands. “It has become necessary to remove those camps and resettle the displaced. We are losing precious time and a generation of kids is losing their future. The process needs to be expedited,” said Chorkhy.

But who cares? Mizoram government of Indian National Congress is heartless . National media is silent . National parties are ignorant . Few thousand Brus are insignificant for electoral arithmetic . So these hapless citizens of India are languishing in refugee camps . They are homeless in their own homeland .

According to me Bharatiya Janata Party should do something for these children of lesser God . It may not help electorally , but it is a national cause . A whole generation of Brus are getting deprived of their rights . We must stand for them . Politics is one thing , humanity is something else .

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[ This blog is not written by me in toto . I have taken excerpts from Wikipedia and quoted from the articles published in Times of India and Hindustan Times and simply re-arranged and re-produced those articles here . I express my gratitude . Views expressed about Brus are mine . ]

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Chronicle of Communal Riots in India


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA             APRIL 28, 2011                  07.30 P.M.
To begin with , I must emphasize that this not an original blog written by me. I am just reproducing few relevant tweets from the twitter handle of Mr. Pawan Durani , who is a Kashmiri Pandit and is fighting for the Homeland of Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir valley.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Gujarat riots, though an old story now, refuses to die a natural death, or is not being permitted to die by few interested parties and some vested interests , who claim to be liberal and secular. Communal riots are bad and no one in his senses will ever support it. But fact of the matter is that riots happened in every province of India and under every regime. Even during the time of Mahatma Gandhi there were many riots including the notorious riots of Noakhali. Mahatma Gandhi tried his best to bring harmony and peace but almost failed. If Mahatma Gandhi with the moral authority , which he commanded, failed to eliminate communal virus from India, what one expects from Narendra Modi or any other leader ? Instead of helping to heal the wounds and applying balm to the grieving families, these vested interests are hellbent on keeping this festering wound of Gujarat riots open.
Narendra Modi - Chief Minister of Gujarat

Narendra Modi - Chief Minister of Gujarat

The day a junior police officer claimed that he was present in the meeting , which Narendra Modi held at his official home, and heard him saying that Hindus should be allowed to vent their anger so that Muslims should be taught a lesson. Media as usual went agog with glee and Modi bashing started. No one asked this police officer that why was he silent all these years and even if Modi ordered what is being claimed by this particular police officer, why he obeyed this illegal order? isn’t it dereliction of duty?
On that very day Mr. Pawan Durani started tweeting about many communal violences , which occurred from time to time. It was interesting data and I saved it for my future research and decided to chronicle it in the form of a blog so that posterity can use it if they find it relevent.
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
OCT 1990 | Communal riots in #patna #Bihar | 18 killed | Ruling Party CONGress | CM _ Jagan Mishra | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1989 -90 | #Bhagalpur #Bihar communal violence | 896 killed | Ruling Party CONGress | CM _ Jagan Mishra | Non calls it communal | #sickular
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Oct 1990 | Communal violence in #Beawar < #Maharshtra | Ruling party -CONGress | CM _ Sharad Pawar | Non calls it communal |#Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
OCT 1990 | Communal Violence in #HailaKandi #Assam | 37 killed | Ruling party AGP | CM-Prafulla mahanta | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
OCT 1990 | Communal violence in #Delhi #ChandniChowk | 100+ Killed | Ruling party Janta Dal | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
APR_MAY 1990 | Communal violence in #KANPUR | 30 killed | Ruling party Janta Dal | CM – Mulayam yadav | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Novemeber 1990 | Communal violence in #Agra | 33 killed | Ruling party Janta Dal | CM – Mulayam yadav | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Oct 1990 | Communal violence in Lucknow < UP | 33 Killed | Ruling party Janta Dal | CM _Mulay yadav | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1990 _1991 | #Gujarat riots } Around 270 killed | Ruling party Janta Dal & Cong | CM -Chiman Patel | Non calls it Communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
March 1989 | Communal violence in #Bhadrak , #Orissa | Ruling party CONGress | CM -JB Patnaik | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Sept 1989 | Communal violence in #Kota , #Rajasthan | Ruling party CONGress | CM- SC Mathur | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
OCt 1989 | Communal violence in #Indore | 27 killed | Ruling party CONG | CM-ML Vohra | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Apr-May 1987 | Communal violence in Meerut , UP | 81 killed | Ruling party CONG | CM – VB Singh | Non calls it communal |#Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
July 1986 | Communal violence in #Ahmedabad | 59 Killed | Ruling party CONG > | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
April 1985 | Communal riots in #Ahmedabad | 300 Killed | Ruling party CONG | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
OCT 1984 | Communal riots in #Delhi | 2733 Killed | Ruling party CONG | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
May1984 | Communal riots in #Bhiwandi | 146 Killed , 611 Inj | Ruling party CONGress | CM- Vasandada Patil | Non calls it communal #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Sept 1983 | Communal riots in #Hyderabad | 45 killed | Ruling party TDP | Chief Min – NTR | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
October 1983 | Communal violence in #HazariBagh | Ruling party CONGress | CM- Chandrashekhar Singh | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
June 1983 |Communal riots again in #Malegoan #Maharshtra | Ruling party CONGress | CM- Vasantdada patil | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
May 1983 | Communal riots in #Malur #Karnataka | Ruling party Janta | CM _ Mr hegde | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Dec 1982 | Communal riots in #Baroda | Ruling party Congress | CHief Min Mr Solanki | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Sept 1982 | Communal riots in #Meerut , UP | Ruling party Congress , CM Sripaty Mishra | Non calls it Communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
April 1981 | Communal riots in BiharSharif #Bihar | Around 80 Killed | Ruling party CONGress | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Auguest 1980 | #Moradabad Communal riots | Approx 2000 Killed | Ruling Party Congress | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
April 1979 | Communal riots in #Jamshedpur , West Bengal | More than 125 killed | Ruling party CPIM | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Sept 1978 | Communal riots in #Hyderabad | 19 Killed | Ruling party CONg | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
Oct 1978 | Communal violence in #Aligarh , UP | 30 Killed | Ruling party Janta Party | Non called it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
March 1978 | Communal riots in #Sambhal , UP | 25 killed | Ruling party Janta party | Non calls it communal |Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1977 | Varanasi Riots | Ruling party Janta | Non called it communal |#Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
May 1970 | Mahad #Maharshtra communal riots | Ruling party CONG | Non calls it communal | #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1970 | Communal riots in #Jalgoan #Maharshtra | 43 killed | Ruling party was CONG | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1970 | #Bhiwandi communal riots in #Maharashtra | Around 80 killed | Ruling party CONg | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1969 | Communal riots in #Ahmedabad | More than 512 Killed | Ruling party happened to be CONG | Non calls it communal |#sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
March 1968 | around 100 killed in KarimGanj Assam | Ruling party again CONG | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
August 1967 | 200 Killed | Communal riots in Ranchi | Party ruling again CONG | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1964 Communal riots in Rourkela & Jamshedpur | 2000 Killed | Ruling party CONG . | Non calls it communal | #Sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1947 Communal riots in #Bengal | 5000 Killed | Ruling party happened to be CONG . | Non calls it communal #sickular
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1984 witnesses anti #Sikh riots in #Delhi , Capital of #India , 2700 Killed | Ruling party happened to be CONgress | Non calls it communal
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
1992 -93 witnessed communal riots in Maharshtra | The chief ministers were Congressmen | They remain secular | #sickularism
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
@shabirgilkar I think millions of muslims do live in #Gujarat and many them admire #Modi
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
#Modi has walked this #Agnipath many times ; CONgress can go to any level to stop his march to become next PM of #India
Pawan Durani
pawandurani Pawan Durani
And who has faith in you ,Mr Bhatt ? “@ibnlive: IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt: No faith in SIT appointed to probe Gujarat riots”
It is unfortunate that all these years communal violence was not prevented and it occurred with impunity under all regimes in all tha provinces of India. It is shameful and we should strive for a riot free India. I don’t think keeping alive the unfortunate memory of a decade old Gujarat riots are going to serve any purpose. But unfortunately Gujarat riots have become the source of income for some people and also a convenient tool to proclaim their secular credentials .
Gujarat riots are unfortunate and milking it by some self – proclaimed secular people for their own agenda is criminal.

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.

Rear View of the Babri Mosque.

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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 

@
@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 

@
@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 

@
@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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