Kashmiri Pandits

  • Kashmiri Pandits collecting relief material for flood-hit J&K 1 week ago

    New Delhi: With flood wreaking havoc in Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmiri Pandits have been busy collecting relief material for their brethren back in the Valley. Moti Kaul, president of The All India Kashmiri Samaj on Wednesday collected relief material in Delhi for supplying at several places like Shivpora, Zeshta Devi...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • 30 minutes: Is it possible for Kashmiri pandits to return to the valley September 1, 2014

    Over 25 years have passed since the Kashmiri Pandits suffered an exile from the ancestral homes in the valley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dispensation has given new hope to the pandits to return to the valley. In 30 minutes, we discuss what prospects are available for the pandits to return...
  • Young Kashmiri Pandits weave different dreams, prioritise a good job over returning to homeland August 28, 2014

    Jammu: After 25 years of exile, young Kashmiri Pandits weave a different dream of a homeland. While elders discuss a painful exile from their homeland, young Kasmiri Pandits are aware of the suffering of the earlier generation but they seem detached from their roots, and not too keen to return to...
  • Radio Sharda seeks to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits August 27, 2014

    Jammu: Radio Sharda is the brainchild of an enterprising Ramesh Hangloo, in his desire to preserve the spirit of Kashmiriyat among Kashmiri Pandits. "The important thing is to sustain the sense of belonging for those who were once a part of Kashmir. Radio Sharda has been instrumental in...
  • Kashmiri Pandits continue living in deplorable ghettos, yearn to return to homeland August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Rehabilitating Kashmiri Pandits was a crucial part of the BJP election manifesto and even though funds have been allocated for the urgent rehabilitation of the affected community, it is still a long road back to the valley for many. The plight of the Kashmiri Pandits has indeed been...
  • Government will give resources to resettle Kashmiri Pandits in Valley, says Arun Jaitley August 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Kashmiri Pandits who wish to go back to the Valley and settle there will be facilitated with all necessary resources by the government, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. "There has been clarity in this government regarding many problems and we have even allocated money. Our Kashmiri Pandit...
  • Modi government's rehabilitation plan gives hope to Kashmiri Pandits July 16, 2014

    Anantnag: The focus is back on the valley after Ramdev aide Ved Prakash Vaidik's remark pushing for an independent Kashmir. CNN-IBN spoke to a couple who returned to Kashmir following the Narendra Modi government's Rs 500 crore rehabilitation plan for Kashmiri Pandits. The debate continues over Kashmiri Pandits' return to...
  • Kashmiri Pandits observe black day July 13, 2014

    Jammu: As separatists called for a strike in Kashmir Valley to observe Martyrs' day on Saturday, several organisations representing Kashmiri Pandits observed 'black day' and held protests describing it as a day of "loot and plunder" of the properties of the community members. Led by Panun Kashmir, a joint forum of...
  • J&K Grand Mufti fumes as Modi plans to rehabilitate Kashmiri pandits July 3, 2014

    Srinagar: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, religious leader Grand Mufti Bashiruddin Ahmad has hit out at the Centre over the contentious issue of rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits. Opposing the the NDA government's plan of rehabilitating Kashmiri pandits, Grand Mufti has termed it...
  • Kashmiri Pandits delegation meets HRD Minister June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: A delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on Thursday met HRD Minister Smriti Irani and pressed for measures to ensure displaced students get benefits of central educational schemes available to Jammu and Kashmir and steps to promote Kashmiri language and literature and revival of Sharda script. The delegation of All India...
  • BJP using Article 370 to garner votes for J&K polls: Congress June 23, 2014

    Srinagar: BJP is raking up the issue of revoking Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to garner votes in the upcoming Assembly polls in the state, Congress said on Monday. "Article 370 is an issue used for garnering votes. They (BJP) used...
  • Looking forward to work with Modi government on Kashmiri Pandits return: Omar June 14, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said that he was looking forward to work with the new government at the Centre on return of displaced Kashmiri Pandit community to the Valley. "I look forward to working with the new government as they unveil their plans for...
  • Kashmiri Pandits demand abrogation of Article 370 May 22, 2014

    With the Narendra Modi government set to take charge at the Centre, a prominent Kashmiri Pandits organisation on Thursday demanded abrogation of Article 370 to allow 'free flow' of the Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a meeting in New Delhi, Panun Kashmir chief Ashwani Chrungoo said KPs are enthused over...
  • Omar hits out at Modi, says Kashmiri Pandits fled J&K because of BJP April 28, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah hit back at Narendra Modi on Monday, saying that Kashmiri Pandits did not leave the state during his father Farooq Abdullah's regime, but because of BJP rule. "Kashmiri Pandits did not leave Kashmir during Farooq Abdullah's government. They left Kashmir because of...
  • Rahul did nothing for Kashniri Pandits, alleges JKVM April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An organisation of Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday accused Rahul Gandhi of not doing anything for displaced Kashmiri Hindus and asked Amethi voters to extend their support to BJP candidate Smriti Irani in her contest against the Congress Vice-President. "Rahul Gandhi calls himself a Kashmiri Pandit, but he has not...
  • Mirwaiz says Modi sent no emissaries to discuss Kashmir issue April 19, 2014

    Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Saturday rejected Syed Ali Shah Geelani's claim that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had sent two Kashmiri Pandits who sought help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue. Mirwaiz said Geelani's remarks has tarnished the image of moderate leaders in the...
  • Geelani's allegations against Narendra Modi baseless, claims BJP April 19, 2014

    While hardline Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani has claimed that he turned down the offer of two Kashmiri Pandits who approached him on behalf of Narendra Modi seeking help to work out a solution to the Kashmir issue, the BJP has categorically rejected the report as a bunch of...
  • Kashmiri Pandit outfits in J&K favour BJP April 9, 2014

    Major Kashmiri Pandit outfits such as All India Kashmiri Samaj and Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) have given a call to the community members to support BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was the only political party which has been sympathetic towards its grievances. The JKVM said BJP...
  • Kashmiri migrants denied shops, Parliamentary panel takes exception February 23, 2014

    Are Kashmiri Pandit migrants not Indians? This was a question raised in a complaint from the migrant community which said they are not being provided shops in the tony locality of INA market in south Delhi on the pretext that Kashmiri migrants are not Indians. A parliamentary panel report said "the...
  • Kashmiri Pandits can't be compelled to return: Omar Abdullah January 5, 2014

    Kashmiri Pandits who left their homes and migrated to other parts of the country after militancy hit the state in the 1990s would themselves have to take a call on their return, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said Sunday. Abdullah was addressing a convention of Kashmiri Pandits at Patta-Bohri...
  • Kishtwar riots an ISI bid at ethnic cleansing: Defence expert September 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The August 9 riots at Kishtwar in Jammu, dubbed as 'communal', were actually another bid by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) at orchestrating ethnic cleansing in the northern Indian state, according to a senior defence expert. "Our estimate is that the ISI used the riots to get rid of the village...
  • Narendra Modi criticises Jawaharlal Nehru over Kashmir issue August 12, 2013

    Hyderabad: Paying glowing tributes to the first Home Minister of the country Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at a function here, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday criticised Jawaharlal Nehru, blaming him for the unresolved Kashmir issue. Every generation of Indians had felt that Patel should have been the first Prime Minister...
  • Kashmir would have prospered under Vajpayee's rule: Narendra Modi June 23, 2013

    Pathankot: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lashed out at the Congress government's policy over Kashmir, while addressing his first mega rally after being anointed as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poll panel chief. The Gujarat Chief Minister said Kashmir would have developed and prospered under former Prime Minister...
  • Rahul Pandita On Kashmir and its Stories March 5, 2013

    Rahul Pandita talks to Forbes India about why he wrote Our Moon Has Blood Clots, and why more such books should come out of the Kashmir Valley Peter Griffin: Rahul, tell us about your new book. Rahul Pandita: My book is called Our Moon Has Blood Clots. And it's a memoir on...
  • Unresolved Indo-Pak issues hampering J&K growth: Omar February 27, 2013

    Jammu: Unresolved issues between India and Pakistan have hampered the growth and economic development of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Tuesday. "Unresolved political issues between India and Pakistan have further hampered the process of growth and economic development in Jammu and Kashmir," Abdullah said while interacting...
  • Kashmiri Pandits paid a price for upholding the national flag and religious freedom: Rahul Pandita February 26, 2013

    Rahul Pandita was fourteen years old in 1990 when he was forced to leave his home in Srinagar along with his family, who were Kashmiri Pandits: the Hindu minority within a Muslim- majority Kashmir that was becoming increasingly agitated with the cries of Azadi from India. The heartbreaking story of...
  • 'Govt has shown maturity in defusing tensions along LoC' January 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central leadership has shown "maturity" in defusing tensions along the LoC with Pakistan following the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on January 19 said. "You cannot expect India to ignore what was done to its soldiers on the LoC...