Will bring back Kashmiri Pandits with dignity: Farooq

Will bring back Kashmiri Pandits with dignity: Farooq

Srinagar: The National Conference President Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that once in power, our government will rejuvenate the efforts to bring back the Kashmiri Pandits to their homes with dignity “Kashmiri Pandit community is an essential element of the cultural milieu of Kashmir and the need of the hour is to defeat the vested […]

Don’t want separate colonies, Kashmiri Pandits tell Mirwaiz

Don’t want separate colonies, Kashmiri Pandits tell Mirwaiz

Srinagar: A group of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday met Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq a day after the Kheer Bhawani festival at Tulmulla in Ganderbal district, where thousands of Pandits gathered. The Pandit delegation led by Satish Kumar and Nathil Razdan told the Mirwaiz that they were a group of ordinary Kashmiris who […]

Modi greets: Lassiv te phalliv

Modi greets: Lassiv te phalliv

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the Kashmiri Pandit community on the occasion of Jyeshth Ashtami, tweeting his greetings in Kashmiri and English. “Zyesht Ashtami hund chu tohe saarni Mubarak! Lassiv te phalliv (Greetings to all on Jyeshtha Ashtami. Be blessed and prosper),” he wrote in Kashmiri. “May the blessings of Mata Kheer Bhawani […]

Kashmiri Muslims not your enemies: Er Rasheed to Pandits

Kashmiri Muslims not your enemies: Er Rasheed to Pandits

SRINAGAR: Urging migrant Kashmiri Pandits not to treat majority community as their enemy, Awami Itihad Party (AIP) president Er Rasheed on Monday said the majority community has always welcomed return of migrant Pandits. According to a statement, Rasheed while interacting with Kashmiri Pandits at Tulmulla on the occasion of Kheer Bawani festival, accused the successive […]

Hundreds of Pandits leave for Kheer Bhawani in Kashmir

Hundreds of Pandits leave for Kheer Bhawani in Kashmir

JAMMU: Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees left Jammu for Kashmir to take part in the annual Mata Kheer Bhawani mela, which is one of the biggest religious function of the community, on Monday. Housing the shrine of Ragnya Devi, a revered goddess of Kashmiri Pandits, the Kheer Bhawani temple in Tulmulla village in north Kashmir’s […]

Kashmiri Pandits vote in special booths

Kashmiri Pandits vote in special booths

JAGTI CAMP (JAMMU): Living miles away from their native place for the past three decades, displaced Kashmiri Pandits Monday voted with the hope for an end to terrorism and peaceful return to their homeland. “We want that South Kashmir should be freed from the twin grave threats to the composite culture of Kashmiriyat,” 65-year-old Pyara […]

HC seeks govt response on plea seeking edu reservation to non-migrant Pandits

HC seeks govt response on plea seeking edu reservation to non-migrant Pandits

SRINAGAR: The J&K High Court Tuesday sought response from governments of India and J&K to a petition seeking reservation in educational quota for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits. The division bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice Tashi Rabstan issued notices to Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs; Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource […]

EC offers various avenues to Kashmiri migrants to cast votes

EC offers various avenues to Kashmiri migrants to cast votes

Jammu: In a bid to encourage migrant Kashmiri voters to exercise their franchise in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Election Commission has opened up various avenues like the digital platform, setting up special polling stations and allowing postal ballots. A scheme was earlier devised to help the Kashmiri migrant population living in various parts […]

After Kartarpur, Pakistan gives nod to open Sharda Peeth corridor

After Kartarpur, Pakistan gives nod to open Sharda Peeth corridor

Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Monday approved a proposal to establish a corridor that will allow Hindu pilgrims from India to visit Sharda Peeth, an ancient Hindu temple and cultural site in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, according to a media report. The Sharda Peeth corridor, when opened, will be the second religious tract after Kartarpur corridor that […]

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