Srinagar: A group of Kashmiri Pandits Monday staged a protest in Srinagar to commemorate the 25 years of their migration from Kashmir.
The protesting group urged the regional and federal governments to issue a white paper roadmapping their return to the Kashmir valley.
“We are holding a bigger protest at Jantar Mantar in Delhi to highlight our problems. Since we belong to Kashmir which is our homeland, we decided to hold a symbolic protest here also,” Vinod Pandit said.
The chairman of the all parties migrant coordination committee (APMCC), told reporters: “It was on this day in 1990 that a forced exodus of Kashmiri Pandits began.”
Thousands of Pandits left Kashmir in 1990 when infamous Jagmoham Malhotra was sent by New Delhi as the governor of the region to contain the eruption of armed insurgency against India’s rule.
(With inputs from IANS)