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Apologia Apocalypse Part 1: The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits vs. The 3 Little Litigants

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Apologia Apocalypse Part 1: The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits vs. The 3 Little Litigants
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WHO WILL WIN?


It’s that time again, folks. Kashmiri Hindus, refugees from 30 years, get a chance at closure, and, as expected, a stale salvo of denials from the usual separatist Muslim suspects is launched, in the name of reconciliation, once again. Dispelling this cancerous denial is verily a fulltime whack-a-mole Sisyphean job. Here we go again. This time it is 3 Little Litigants, instead of 30,000 Militants.

I join battles alongside my Pandit friends daily, but the last time I wrote a “long read” was to rebut the bad reviews given by Deniers (similar to the Litigants) to Rahul Pandita’s memoir, Our Moon Has Blood Clots: The Exodus of The Kashmiri Pandits. Coincidentally, this time also Rahul Pandita is involved, as he is the co-writer of yet-to-be-released Bollywood film Shikara: The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits. This time, the pandemonium is over the trailer.

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Muslims need to take a stand against Muslims who kill in the name of our religion (Arshid Malik, 2015)

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I am a Muslim and I do not approve of what some “Muslim terror groups” are doing to the world in their frenzied state of heedless revenge against an enemy which is not even there. The Islamic State group for instance, brings shame to me being a Muslim. I was shocked the day Paris was attacked for it was only innocent people who got killed and maimed. It is always the innocent who get killed in majority (or should I say all) of the attacks perpetrated and then heretically owned by Muslim terror outfits. The policy makers, the aggressors and the assumed “proponent enemies” are seated behind fortresses while our Muslim brothers kill unassuming people who are out to earn their living or by all means live a happy life. This is terrorism and there is no running away from it. If the whole Muslim population is being blamed and is placed under a restive “judgment” of mistrust, it is not the fault of the “other” but our own “private bomber” who is persistently focused on the belief that he or s…

Omertà in Kashmir: A Call for Breaking the Silence (Sualeh Keen, 2016)

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"Omertà is a code of honor that places importance on silence, non-cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others." It is a myth that Jihadis did not target the Muslim Kashmiris. If we were to go by (conservative) official statistics, some 13,000 Muslim Kashmiris (not including Kashmiri policemen) were gunned down by the Jihadis.

We need to understand that in terms of murders, kidnappings, rapes, loot, and humiliation at the hands of militants, the Muslim Kashmiris who stayed back suffered most, because they had to endure it for 26 years. And still do. No human rights activist talks of them. News like this goes unnoticed.

Muslim Kashmiris suffered the direct brunt of militancy for decades and are far more in number (this should be fairly obvious). Many Muslim Kashmiris also had to flee to Jammu/Delhi due to: Political affiliations or just for being related to some politicianTheir name in a 'hit list' posted on the door of a nearby mos…