Today, which is United Nations declared Human Right Day, Kashmiri Pandits continue to be denied justice or their fundamental human rights – 25 years after being religiously cleansed from their ancestral homeland in Kashmir. In 1989-1990, more than 300,000 Kashmiri Pandits (the original Hindu population from the Kashmir Valley) were forced to leave their homes in Kashmir Valley at gunpoint – by Pakistani sponsored Islamic militants. While fleeing, they faced a systematic campaign of violence, massacres, rape, threats, and intimidation by Islamic extremists, thousands of Kashmiri Hindu families sought refuge – which is what they still remain to this day. Let us all help to resettle them back in their ancestral homes with dignity.
- 11 Dec 2015