KASHMIRI PANDITS

  • No proposal for township for Kashmiri Pandits under consideration: Government 7 hours 3 minutes ago

    New Delhi: No plan for creation of exclusive zones for Kashmiri pandits is under consideration, the government informed the Lok Sabha putting to rest controversy revolving separate township for the displaced community. Replying to a question put forward by nine MPs whether there is any proposal to create separate zones for...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Kashmiri Pandits hit out at Pakistan and separatists 4 days ago

    Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits (KP) on Friday hit out at Pakistan over its objection to settlement of the community in Kashmir, saying it has no locus-standi to dictate terms to India. The KPs also said that if separatists and mainstream political leaders of Kashmir decide when and how KPs settle, the Pandit...
  • Kashmiri Pandits, Muslims, Sikhs all part of J&K's demography: Central government 5 days ago

    Slamming Pakistan for criticising the idea to resettle Kashmiri Pandits and other religious minorities in colonies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that Pakistan should not interfere in India's internal matters. In a forceful assertion, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Kashmiri Pandits along with Muslims...
  • India rejects Pakistan stand on townships for Kashmiri Pandits 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Thursday rejected outright the stand by Pakistan that creation of any "dedicated" townships in Kashmir Valley for displaced Kashmiri Pandits would change the demographic makeup of the state and be in violation of UN resolutions. In a forceful assertion, Finance Minister Arun...
  • Jammu and Kashmir BJP skirts raking up controversies at party meet April 19, 2015

    Jammu: The ruling BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday passed a resolution pledging to ensure rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley but avoided any reference to recent controversies like on separate settlements for those displaced by militancy. In the first meeting of the BJP's state working committee after it...
  • JKLF chief Yasin Malik says no to Kashmiri Pandits enclaves, wants them back in their original homes, sits on hunger strike April 18, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) chief Yasin Malik on Saturday started a 30-hour long hunger strike against the government's supposed rehabilitation programme for Kashmiri Pandits. He wants them to return to their original homes in the valley. "We won't allow separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits. We want them to stay with...
  • High time Kashmiri Hindus got respect: Anupam Kher April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher, a Kashmiri Pandit, says the community should get respect and wants a Smart City for them in Kashmir. Many Kashmiri Pandits were displaced from the Kashmir Valley due to militancy 25 years ago and the actor has shared a strong opinion on it. "High time Kashmiri Hindus...
  • Anupam Kher backs Centre's proposal of Smart City for Kashmiri Pandits, asks to repeal Article 370 from J&K April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher on Sunday said Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir, should be repealed and a Smart City should be built in the Kashmir Valley for the displaced Pandit community. In an interaction with the media organised by Roots...
  • J&K: Kashmiri Pandits say hurt by 'politics' played over their return, rehabilitation April 12, 2015

    Jammu: It was 26 years ago when Kashmiri Pandit lawyer Tika Lal Taploo and more than 700 members of the community were killed by terrorists in the Valley leading to a mass exodus, but their families say the wounds are bleeding again due to "politics" over the issue of their...
  • Talk to Kashmiri Pandits before deciding on their return: VHP to government April 11, 2015

    Jammu: VHP on Saturday appealed to the Central and the Jammu and Kashmir governments to consult and take into confidence Kashmir Pandit community before planning their return to the Valley. The Hindu right wing outfit also announced to launch a country-wide awareness campaign to expose "separatists", who the outfit said were...
  • J&K Minister Altaf Bukhari backs protests against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits April 11, 2015

    After Separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir started protests against the rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits in the state, PDP leader Altaf Bukhari has backed the protests saying that they were part of the composite culture of the state. ...
  • J&K: Separatists protest against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits April 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir on Saturday due to a strike called by separatist groups to protest against the proposed setting up of an exclusive township for the migrant minority community in the Valley. Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps in Srinagar remained shut, while government offices...
  • JKLF calls for bandh to protest against separate township for Kashmiri Pandits April 11, 2015

    Srinagar: Activists of separatist Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has called for a Kashmir bandh on Saturday over the issue of a separate township for Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. The call is supported by other separatists like SAS Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said, "No Kashmiri,...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Virat Kohli breaks his silence on criticism of his girlfriend Anushka Sharma April 10, 2015

    Two weeks after India lost their World Cup crown in a semi-final defeat against Australia, Virat Kohli - who scored just one run in that match - has come out with an emotional outburst, saying "I am hurt". ...
  • No Israeli type settlements for Kashmir Pandits: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed April 10, 2015

    Jammu: Reiterating his opposition to composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed on Friday said his government was committed to bring the displaced community back but ruled out setting up "Israeli-type" separate clusters for their settlement. "We will not make separate clusters...
  • JKLF chief against Kashmiri Pandits enclaves, wants them to return to their original homes in the Valley April 10, 2015

    Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front(JKLF) Chief has been detained by police for protesting against segregated colonies for Kashmiri Pandits. He wants them to return to their original homes in the valley. Several separatist leaders also joined him in the protest. The police used tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse...
  • No separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits, separatists remain unconvinced April 10, 2015

    The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday said there will be no separate colonies for Kashmiri pandits or any other community. But the separatists are not convinced. JKLF chairman Yasin Malik said, "In the first place, what is the need for a composite colony. We will continue with our programme....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation April 8, 2015

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • J&K: No separate colonies for Kashmiri Pandits, says Mufti government April 8, 2015

    The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday made it clear that the Kashmiri Pandits are a part and parcel of the traditional Kashmiri ethos and they would be reintegrated into their native place as a part of the society and not as an isolated community. ...
  • Kashmiri Pandits will be a part Kashmir society, not an isolated community: Mufti government April 8, 2015

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday made it clear that the Kashmiri Pandits are a part and parcel of the traditional Kashmiri ethos and they would be reintegrated into their native place as a part of the society and not as an isolated community. Discounting as "misconstrued, misconceived and...
  • JKLF chief Yasin Malik opposes land for Kashmiri Pandit colony in Kashmir valley April 8, 2015

    Srinagar: A day after Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured the Centre of providing land for a composite colony of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, the separatist leadership is up against arms, calling the move a 'conspiracy against Muslims'. JKLF chairman Yasin Malik announced that his outfit will...
  • Vishal Bhardwaj dedicates National Awards win to Kashmiri Pandits, Anupam Kher calls it 'fraudish' March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who has dedicated the five National Film Awards that his film 'Haider' has bagged, to Kashmiri Pandits, has left veteran actor Anupam Kher irked. 'Haider', based on William Shakespeare's play 'Hamlet', was set against the backdrop of insurgency of Kashmir. He was blamed for showing only one...
  • J&K: 12 years on since 24 Kashmiri Pandits died in Nadimarg massacre March 24, 2015

    Twelve years have passed since 24 Kashmiri Pandits in Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir were mercilessly gunned down by terrorists in 2003. After the Nadimarg massacre, the BJP and the RSS had blamed the 'pro-terrorism policies' of the PDP-led coalition government in which Congress was also a partner. The...
  • Omar Abdullah congratulates Twitter on its birthday; greets on Navratri March 21, 2015

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, an avid user of Twitter, on Saturday congratulated the micro-blogging site on its birthday and greeted people on the occasion of Navroz. "So today is @twitter's birthday as well, many happy returns of the day: @newsflicks," the former chief minister who is...
  • Kashmiri Pandits: All India Kashmiri Samaj demands implementation of rehabilitation package February 27, 2015

    Jammu: The members of All India Kashmiri Samaj on Friday appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra to implement the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package for the displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KPs). "A delegation of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), led by its vice president Vijay Aima, called on the Governor," a...
  • Kashmiri Pandits hope Kejriwal and Modi will ensure their return to Kashmir valley February 23, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party's massive win and Arvind Kejriwal taking over as Delhi CM has once again raised hopes of Kashmiri Pandits residing in the national capital. The migrated community which has been living in Delhi for a long time now wants Kejriwal to come out in support of Kashmiri Pandits...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: Vishal Bhardwaj, Basharat Peer defend their decision of not highlighting the plight of the migrant Kashmiri Pandits in 'Haider' January 22, 2015

    Jaipur: While Vishal Bhardwaj has been lauded for his latest film 'Haider' from all quarters, there have been several questions directed towards the filmmaker for only highlighting the pains Kashmiri Muslims in the state. Several questions were raised on how the film completely neglected the mass exodus that took place in...
  • 25 years of exile: B-Town supports Kashmiri Pandits January 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities and Kashmiri Pandits Anupam Kher and Sanjay Suri have expressed solidary and support to the victims who were displaced from the Kashmir valley due to militancy 25 years ago. Anupam, a veteran actor, changed his Twitter account's display photograph to a black one with 25YearsofKPExile written in red....