Islamic Terrorism and Genocide
of Kashmiri Pandits
Genocide in Kashmir
350,000 Kashmiri Pandits,
constituting 99% of the total population of Hindus living in Muslim majority
area of the Kashmir Valley, were forcibly pushed out of the Valley by Muslim
terrorists, trained in Pakistan, since the end of 1989. They have been
forced to live the life of exiles in their own country, outside their homeland,
by unleashing a systematic campaign of terror, murder, loot and arson.
Genocide of Kashmiri Pandits
has reached its climax with Muslim terrorism succeeding in 'CLEANSING'
the valley of this ancient ethno-religious community.
With the completion of
fifth year of their forced exile, this peace loving, culturally rich community
with a history of more than 5000 years, is fighting a grim battle to save
itself from becoming extinct as a distinct race and culture.
Main Camp Sites in Jammu
Muthi Camp, Jammu
Transport Nagar, Jammu
Purkhoo Camp, Jammu
Stadium Camp, Jammu
Jhiri Camp, Jammu
Nagrota Camp, Jammu
Mishriwala Camp, Jammu
Battalbalian Camp, Udhampur
Main Camp Sites in Delhi
Sultanpuri, Kailash Colony
Kashmiri Pandits in Exile
Terrorist Violence against
Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir - Role of Pakistan
Terrorism in Kashmir is
an ideological struggle with specified political commitments which are
fundamentalist and communal in character.
Terrorist violence is aimed
at achieving the disengagement of the state of Jammu and Kashmir from India
and its annexation to Pakistan. It is, the continuation of the Islamic
fundamentalist struggle for the homeland of Pakistan which claims Jammu
and Kashmir state on account of its Muslim majority character.
The major dimension of
the terrorist violence in Kashmir is the terrorists' commitment to the
extermination and subjugation of the Hindus in the state because Hindus
do not subscribe to the idea of separation from India, nor do they expect
to be governed by the authority of the state which derives its sanction
from the law and precedent of Islam. Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) have always
been in the forefront of the struggle against secessionism, communalism
and fundamentalism. Hence this peace loving minority with a modern outlook
became the main victim of terrorist violence. The strategies involved in
the terrorists' operation against the Hindus in Kashmir include:
The extermination of Hindus
Subjecting Hindus to brutal
torture to instill fear among them in order to achieve their submission.
To engineer a forced mass
exodus of Hindus from the land of their ancestors and birth by way of issuing
threatening letters, kidnappings and torture deaths on non-compliance of
the terrorists' dictates and ensure the destruction of the secular and
pluralistic character of the socio-political fabric of the Kashmiri Society.
kidnappings, gang rapes of the women folk of the Hindus in order to instil
fear and humiliation in them.
Destruction and burning
of the residential houses of the Hindus who leave their homes in look out
for safety. Looting of their properties and appropriation of their business
establishments to ensure that they do not return.
Attachment of their landed
Destruction of the social
base of the Hindus by the desecration and destruction of their places of
Appropriation of the property
of the Hindu shrines and its attachment to Muslim religious endowments.
Fact sheet Of Atrocities
On Kashmiri Pandits
burnt, damaged forcefully occupied
|Religious & Cultural
Institutions Destroyed/burnt, damaged (Temples/Ashrams/Dharamshalas)
|Business houses destablised
(Including shops looted/burnt, factories looted/burnt, occupied)
families deprived of their land and source of income
families deprived of their resource
||more than 20,000
|Torture killings of
Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley
||more than 1,100
Religious Sadism At Its
Killing of Hindus in Jammu
and Kashmir by terrorists clearly depicts extreme sadism. All victims have
been subjected to extreme torture and terror.
Torture deaths have been
brought about by such inhuman practices as:
Strangulation by using
Branding with hot irons
Bleeding to death
Gouging out of vital organs
Dismemberment of Human
Terrorists have frequently
indulged in barbaric acts like performing 'death dances' after killing
Many a time, dead bodies
were not even allowed to be properly cremated.
Failure of Government of
The Jammu and Kashmir Government
and Government of India have failed squarely to protect the Kashmiri Pandits
against Islamic terrorism.
Jammu and Kashmir being
the only Muslim majority state in whole of India, the protection of minorities
and their living peacefully, in their homeland, is crucial for India to
remain as a Secular Democratic State.
of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) from Kashmir valley is the crucial failure
of Indian state to uphold its commitments to people of India as enshrined
in Indian constitution which provides right to live with dignity and honour
to every citizen irrespective of caste, creed, religion or colour.
Failure of Human Rights
Leading International Human
Rights Organisations like Amnesty International, Asia Watch and others
have yet to take proper cognizance of the genocide perpetrated on Kashmiri
Their representatives have
so far failed to visit the camps in Jammu, Delhi and other parts of India
were thousands of families are putting up for the last five years.
Gradual extinction of a
civilised community with an ancient culture is yet to shake the conscience
of the world.
After The Exodus
More than 5000 persons
have died in camps and elsewhere after their forced exodus from the valley.
They died of
Sunstrokes (more than 1000)
as most of them were used to cold climate of Kashmir and could not acclimatize to extremely hot temperatures in rest of India.
Heart attacks and accidents
which have been mainly attributed to extreme psychological trauma and
mental pressures by the doctors.
epidemics, snake bites etc.
The cohesiveness of the
displaced families has broken as they were to undergo Diaspora for finding
livelihood in various parts of country.
Cultural Dilution - The
whole displaced community with a distinct culture is facing the threat
of extinction after loosing its natural habitat.
- Representatives of Glorious
Heritage And Legacy of Kashmir
- Symbols of Brotherhood
Kashmiri Pandits have always
been devoted to spritual and academic pursuits.
They have during their
history of more than 5000 years nurtured values of peace, co-existence
They are the original inhabitants
Kashmiri Pandits are progenitors
of Kashmir Shaivism the philosophy of oneness of mankind.
Hinyan and Sarvastivadin
sects of Budhism found highest expression in Kashmir and Kashmiri Pandits
spread their message to China and Central Asia.
Kashmiri Pandits have contributed
immensely to the evolution of human thought by contributing to almost all
fields of creative human endeavour like literature (mainly Sanskrit), language,
science and philosophy from times immemorial.
Since the advent of Islam
in 14th century, Kashmiri Hindus have been subjected to extreme persecution.
To escape religious fanaticism in the form of forced conversions to Islam
they had either to embrace death or leave Kashmir more than once during
the last six hundred years.
Present exodus of Kashmiri
Pandits is fourth mass exodus in the history of Kashmir since the advent
of Islam in this part.
Kashmiri Pandit: A Rare
Pocket Of Tolerance
World therefore has
a stake in protecting this culturally rich, educated and peace loving community,
from becoming extinct, if it has to move towards a Modern World Order of
Peace and Universal brotherhood.
Inspite of repeated rejection
of co-existence and pluralism by Muslim society for the last six hundred
years, Kashmiri Pandit has not given up his faith in these values.
He has not reciprocated
fanaticism with fanaticism and violence with violence.
In a world threatened with
ethnic and religious strifes where various parties have invariably resorted
to violence and force, to further their claims, Kashmiri Pandit isthe only
example who has totally rejected the violence as a means to fulfill socio-political
cannot be justified on the ground of its political and ideological motivations
or value basis. Terrorist violence in the valley is not a Freedom Struggle
at all. Cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits from Kashmir is a clear testimony
of this fact. There is no freedom which impringes upon freedom. There can
be no equality which leads to inequality.
Killings of Kashmiri Pandits
Mrs. Ganju - Banamohalla,
Prem Nath Bhat -
Sushil Kotru - Rainawari,
Mrs. Roopawati -