What happened on January 19, 26 years ago? What exactly happened during the “Kashmiri Pandit exodus”
At the time of the exodus, nearly 160,000-170,000 Kashmiri Pandits were living in the Kashmir Valley in 1990, and after 2 decades of terrorism, only few thousands remain there, that too under hefty army protection. Along with Kashmiri Pandits of the Valley, many other hindus, Sikhs and Muslims too left the Valley, as terrorists gripped the valley.
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Here are some more Tweets from people around the world who tweeted about the Exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley.
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher Tweeted his mother’s video on Twitter where she was seen recollecting the fateful night of January 19, 26 years ago.
Kher tweeted, “My Mom, who is otherwise a very brave, positive & happy person gets teary-eyed thinking of what happened to her brother & bhabhi on d night of exodus in Kashmir on 19th Jan, 1990. They had to leave everything as it is & leave their newly built home in Rambagh, Srinagar. #Dulari.”
My Mom, who is otherwise a very brave, positive & happy person gets teary eyed thinking of what happened to her brother & bhabhi on d night of exodus in Kashmir on 19th Jan, 1990. They had to leave everything as it is & leave their newly built home in Rambagh, Srinagar. #Dularipic.twitter.com/Lwnl1fZcV1
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 19, 2018
Today in 1990, the original inhabitants of Kashmir were thrown out from their homes & India failed to defend Kashmiri Pandits. KPs were guilty of being patriotic. This is my friend Dr. Vivek Kaul. Like all KPs, he too was uprooted. Like all KPs, he still stands with the flag. pic.twitter.com/8nuQJsOiGe
— Major Gaurav Arya (@majorgauravarya) January 19, 2018
Kashmiri Pandits are ‘Traitors’. They left their homes, jobs, friends, families, shops, orchards, graves of their ancestors and a 5000 year old civilisation in 1 night because a stranger told them.
Stupid isn’t it? Perhaps now you realize, how baseless the ‘Jagmohan’ theory is.
— Junaid Qureshi (@JQ_plaintalk) January 18, 2018
19.1.1990. #KPExodus When Kashmiri Pandits were massacred on the streets of Kashmir. The story India does not want to talk about https://t.co/pwb3KrNn7x some of the slogans from the mosque loudspeakers `We want Kashmir to become Pakistan without Pandit men but with their women’ pic.twitter.com/Ga74VoBF5B
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) January 19, 2018
Do any #Israel-haters in #India protest against “bloodthirsty” #Pakistani dictators and leaders? Are there any bleeding hearts for #Palestine in India tweeting today on #ExodusDay about displaced #KashmiriPandits? https://t.co/EwvUpIDDcR
— Aarti Tikoo Singh (@AartiTikoo) January 19, 2018
How many Kashmiri Pandits were killed? What is the problem in Kashmir? 1998 Wandhama massacre
The local organisation of pandits in Kashmir, Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti after carrying out a survey in 2008 and 2009, said that 399 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by insurgents from 1990 to 2011 with 75% of them being killed during the first year of the Kashmiri insurgency.
Why did Kashmiri Pandits leave Kashmir? What is the truth about ‘Kashmiri Pandits‘ Exodus? What do Kashmiri Muslims think about the Kashmiri Pandit exodus?
The Kashmiri Hindus of the Kashmir Valley, a large majority of whom were Kashmiri Pandits as a result of terrorism, along with some Muslims and Sikhs, were forced to flee the Kashmir valley, on or after 20 January 1990.
It should also be noted that more than “219 Kashmiri Pandits killed by militants since 1989” alone.