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Kashmiri Pandit: Hindu community native to Kashmir, India
The Kashmiri Pandits are Kashmiri Hindus and a part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community. They belong to the Pancha (five) Gauda Brahmana groups. from the Kashmir Valley, a mountainous region in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits originally lived in the Kashmir Valley before Muslim influence entered the region after which large numbers converted to Islam. They are the only remaining Kashmiri Hindu community native to Kashmir.

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Resettlement of Kashmiri Pandits utmost priority, says Amit Shah

Union home minister, Amit Shah said the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits was the utmost priority of the government. He gave the assurance to a seven-member Kashmiri Pandit delegation, that met him..
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Group of Kashmiri Pandits in US hails PM Modi's remarks on community in Parliament

The Global Kashmiri Pandits Diaspora hailed Prime Minister Modi for his "historic statement" where he spoke about the pain of the Kashmiri Pandits who had to leave the valley due to militancy...
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No power can stop Kashmiri Pandits from returning to Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

No power can now stop Kashmiri Pandits from going back to Kashmir, defence minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, forcefully defending the NDA government's decision to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir and..
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Rightful demand of Kashmiri Pandits that they are facilitated to return to their birth place: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said it is quite natural for the Kashmiri Pandits to expect the governments and society to understand their sufferings and take steps for their rehabilitation.
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30 years in exile, Kashmiri Pandits demand one place for their settlement in Kashmir


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Wish to see people chanting Ved Mantra, reading Azan on the banks of Dal Lake: Giriraj Singh

Singh also condemned some so-called activists of the contemporary society, highlighting that no one raised a word when the Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee from the valley due to Islamist..
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Kashmiri Pandits observe 'holocaust day', seek early return and rehabilitation in Valley

Chanting high pitch slogans in support of the demand for their return and rehabilitation in the valley, Jotshi whose family migrated from their ancestral Brahman Mohalla village in Anantnag district of..
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#HumWapasAayenge: Kashmiri Pandits stage silent protest at Jantar Mantar to mark 30 years of exodus


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Kashmiri Pandits mark 30th year of exodus from valley; demand immediate resettlement, action against perpetrators

During 1989-1990, several thousand Hindus were forced to flee the Kashmir valley as a result of being targeted by Islamist insurgents
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Pandits mark 30 years of exile with #HumWapasAayenge

It’s been 30 years since Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley were forced to leave their homes because of a violent separatist movement that selectively targeted the minority community. To observe..
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Kashmiri Pandits pledge to return to Valley on social media


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Delegation of 15 foreign envoys meets Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu

The foreign envoys met the representatives of Kashmiri Pandits at the Jagti Migrant Township in Jammu.
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Kashmiri Pandit diaspora denounces Imran Khan's remarks


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Indian diplomat likens Kashmiri Pandits to Israeli Jews, stirs row


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Indian diplomat invokes Israel during meeting with Kashmiri Pandits


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Extension of admission concessions for Kashmiri migrants to Valley's Kashmiri Pandits within existing quota: HRD


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The Kashmiri Hindu activist who may have finally woken US Congress to the horrors Pandits went through


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Kashmir witnessed ISIS-level horror before the West was apprised on it: Indian Columnist Sunanda Vashisht at US Congress

Her testimony took social media by storm in which she recounted the nightmarish ordeals suffered by Kashmiri Hindus in 1990.
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Plea in SC by Kashmiri Pandits supporting abrogation of Article 370


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Admission concessions available for Kashmiri migrants also to be granted to Kashmiri Pandits in valley: HRD ministry


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Kashmiri Pandits brief US lawmakers on situation in Kashmir

Indian American Congressman Ro Khanna, Congressmen Mike Thompson, Zoe Lofgren, Mark Desaulneir and Doris Matsui along with Chairman of House of Foreign Relation Committee, Elliot Engel, attended the..
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Bhagwat bats for Swadeshi and Bharat's own economic vision to tide over slow down

The RSS chief hails Centre for removal of Article 370 but wants ??????Kashmiri Pandits to be brought back.
DNA - Published

Will restore 50k vandalised temples in J&K: Minister

The government will restore and reopen 50,000 vandalised temples in J&K, junior Union home minister Kishan Reddy said on Monday. “These temples were vandalised when Kashmiri Pandits & Hindus were..
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PM Modi meets Kashmiri Pandits in Houston, assures them of New Kashmir

The delegation, which included Kashmiri Pandits from across the US, met Prime Minister Modi on his arrival in Houston as part as part of his week-long visit to the US. "Kashmir mein naee hava bah rahee..
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You've suffered a lot, together we've to build new Kashmir: PM Modi tells Kashmiri Pandits in Houston

PM Modi acknowledged the hardships endured by the community following their exodus from their ancestral homeland back in 1989-1990 due to militancy. "You have suffered a lot, but the world is..
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Why 'jihadi' news, Kashmiri Pandits ask Post

Protesters slam bias in reporting by American daily
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Kashmiri Pandits stage protest demonstration against Washington Post

Kashmiri Pandits staged a demonstration in front of The Washington Post office in Washington DC on Saturday, protesting the daily's "one-sided coverage" of the recent developments in J&K. They alleged..
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Kashmiri Pandits hold rally in US to support revocation of Article 370


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No place like home, say exiled Kashmiri Pandits

PARADISE REGAINED: For some families, the thought rakes up only dark times
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Gujarat: Historic decision, say Kashmiri Pandits who hope to return 'home'

The move has revived their hopes to return to their motherland with honour and dignity and lay a roadmap for the development of the region.
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Jammu celebrates amid restrictions

People here on Monday were jubilant after Union home minister Amit Shah moved a resolution in the Rajya Sabha to revoke all the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to the state of..
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'We can feel the Valley air’: Kashmiri Pandits rejoice


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Kashmiri Pandits hail, celebrate scrapping of Article 370

Displaced Kashmiri Pandits living in the national capital hailed the central government's "historic" decision of scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution and several took to the streets to celebrate..
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Carve out separate Union territory for Kashmiri Pandits along Jhelum river: Panun Kashmir

Kashmiri Pandits will not return to the Valley till the Centre carves out a separate centrally-administered Union territory for their rehabilitation, an organisation representing the community said...
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WION exclusive: Kashmiri Pandits seek access to Sharada Peeth, an abandoned Hindu temple in PoK

A 5000-year-old Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple and centre for learning located in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) dedicated to the Goddesses Saraswati.
DNA - Published

Meeting of Kashmiri Pandits with Hurriyat an 'immature PR exercise': BJP leader


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Modi govt committed to bringing Kashmiri Pandits back to valley: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the Centre is committed to bringing Kashmiri Pandits and Sufis back to the valley saying a time will come when they will offer prayers at the famous Kheer..
DNA - Published

Hundreds gather in Kashmir for annual Kheer Bhawani mela

Nestled in the shade of mammoth Chinar trees in Tulmulla village, the temple witnessed a massive gathering of devotees, most of them Kashmiri Pandits, who have journeyed from across the country. The..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi greets Kashmiri Pandits on Zyesht Ashtami

PM Modi on Monday greeted Kashmiri Pandits on the occasion of Zyesht Ashtami. PM Modi wrote the message in Kashmiri language wishing Kashmiri Pandits peace and prosperity. Scores of devotees arrived at..
IndiaTimes - Published

Panun Kashmir urges Modi govt to hold dialogue for permanent rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits

The party asked the government to put in place a comprehensive policy for permanent rehabilitation of the displaced community. "This can be done by creating a centrally administered Union Territory of..
IndiaTimes - Published

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