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Displaced Kashmiri Hindus stage protest in Srinagar
Srinagar, Jan 20 (Agencies):
Published on 20 Jan. 2011 10:41 PM IST
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Displaced Kashmiri Hindus staged protest against the government inaction over their resettlement issues in Jammu. The demonstrators were observing, what they call, the 21st ‘holocaust day’, on Wednesday. The Panun Kashmir, a leading organisation of Kashmiri Pandits, resolved to pursue the demand for a homeland within the constitutional framework of India. “We believe that on this day the process of displacing us had begun in Kashmir,” said Ajay Chrungoo, chairman of Panun Kashmir.
The demonstrators demanded that in any future dialogue process with the government, the atrocities committed on the Kashmiri Hindus must be taken into consideration. Millions of Pandits were forced to flee the valley, after militancy broke out in 1989. According to the National Human Rights Commission, over 300,000 Kashmiri Pandits have been displaced since the separatist rebellion began.
Some Kashmiri Pandits made their way to New Delhi in 1989, while others were scattered across the country, but thousands still live in abysmal conditions in Jammu.

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