Articles in Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus

Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

Who is tolerant? Ask Kashmiri Pandits whose only eleven families survived...

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 30 Oct , 2018

In the year 1990, half a million Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Kashmir Valley. The orgy of violence perpetrated on them had left them with no choice. The choice was clearly being...

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Return of Pandits to Kashmir

Return of Pandits to Kashmir

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 03 Jun , 2018

Return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley is the biggest challenge to the very idea of India as a multi-ethnic, plural and secular democracy. Therefore, restoration of that position must remain...

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Impact of Article 370

Impact of Article 370

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 15 Mar , 2018

The Article 370 was clearly meant to be a temporary provision included in the Constitution to cater for the specific requirements of the troubled times immediately after India’s independence and...

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Myth of Economic Disparity in Kashmir

Myth of Economic Disparity in Kashmir

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 04 Nov , 2015

Recently, on a TV news channel while covering an event on Kashmir, reporting from Srinagar the reporter said that ‘Though Kashmiri Pandits have left the Valley, they had cornered most of the jobs...

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Why Kashmiri Pandits became the Targets of Islamists

Why Kashmiri Pandits became the Targets of Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Oct , 2015

Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley had completely and without any reservations, identified themselves with the aspirations of Indian masses during their long struggle for independence from the British...

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Kashmiri Pandits: The Longest Night

Kashmiri Pandits: The Longest Night

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 07 May , 2015

Here is an eye witness account of that night by Capt S.K. Tikoo (Retd), who along with his family experienced the orchestrated happenings, first hand.1 The Longest Night “January 19, 1990....

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Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

Kashmiri Pandits offered three choices by Radical Islamists

By: Col (Dr) Tej Kumar Tikoo (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus | Date: 19 Jan , 2015

On Jan, 04, 1990, a local Urdu newspaper, Aftab, published a press release issued by Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, asking all Pandits to leave the Valley immediately. Al Safa, another local daily repeated...

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