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Letter to NYT re: “Kashmir Fruits of Discord” by Arundhati Roy Nov 9, 2010 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hira L. Fotedar   
Wednesday, 10 November 2010 00:00

The Editor

New York Times

620-Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018


Dear Sir


Subject: “Kashmir Fruits of Discord” by Arundhati Roy Nov 9, 2010


Since August 2008 Ms Roy has been actively working with the civilian wing of LeT (Lashkar-Toiba) and Jaish-i- Mohammed, brutal Islamic terrorist organizations, in order to provide a respectable face to them in the global media. These organizations have the blood of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) and secular Muslims on their hands. During the last two decades, at the behest of Pakistan’s ISI and its surrogates in Kashmir valley, they have forced 350,000 Kashmiri Hindus to flee in one of the largest atrocities of ethnic cleansing in modern times. Presently their temples and religious places are systematically being burned and vandalized by the supporters of these outfits.

Outwitted and Outsmarted PDF Print E-mail
Written by Capt. S.K. Tikoo   
Wednesday, 06 October 2010 00:00

I am reminded of an interesting episode that took place in the autumn of 1988 in the valley of Kashmir. Things were bad, both in New Delhi and Srinagar. While VP Singh had raised the banner of revolt against his onetime benefactor and leader Rajiv Gandhi, the militancy in Kashmir had just started as a consequence of ‘rigged’ legislative assembly elections of 1987. The autumn that year saw most parts of the valley ravaged by floods, destroying vast quantities of standing paddy crops; even the freshly harvested paddy was also washed away. VP Singh, as the rising star of the anti-Rajiv brigade, visited the valley on the invitation of Mufti Mohd. Syed, who too had deserted Congress, his parent political party, and joined Jana Morcha, a newly floated political amalgam by VP Singh. Mufti was the obvious choice to be the president of the state unit of Jana Morcha.

The Night From Hell, 20 Years Later PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lalit Koul   
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 00:00

Essay by IAKF President Lalit Koul on the 20th anniversary of the mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley due to Islamic fundamentalist violence. [Also published at]

Today is January 19 -- a day that still sends shivers down our spine, a night that still gives nightmares to our elders and a day that inspires some of us to keep standing upright and fight for the survival and protection of our roots.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2014 01:38
Homeland For Kashmiri Pandits PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Vijay K. Sazawal   
Wednesday, 22 September 2010 00:00

Fourth International Symposium on
Minorities and Human Rights

Kashmir of today is not the same that Pandit Kalhan described in the historical document, "Rajtarangni". The wondrous years of King Lalitaditya and King Avantiverman are now merely passages from the ancient history, usurped by numerous invasions that brought foreign cultures and religions to the valleywhich ravaged the native way of life.?

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 September 2010 02:17
No More Betrayal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Capt. S.K. Tikoo   
Sunday, 05 September 2010 00:00

Shah Faisal (not to be confused with the latest celebrity of the same name who secured a top spot in the list of successful candidates to the prestigious and exclusive Indian Administrative Service) was a young man of around 35 years of age. He belonged to Anantnag in Kashmir valley. He was quite tall and handsome, as most of the Kashmiris are, and was married to a charming and a sweet-tempered woman of the same district. Normally he should have been enjoying a happily married life in his home town, but it was not to be so for this unfortunate young man. He was virtually on the run for the last ten or twelve years, earning his livelihoodby doing some odd businesses in Delhi and Mumbai and made enough money to go in for a small dwelling unit for himself in Delhi. His visits to his home town were few and far between.

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