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Q 3: Tell us your point of view on Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus.
Was it political?
A: I have given details in the answer to question 2. The exodus
was mainly because of the fearful atmosphere created by
Pakistan-trained militants. Even I had to flee to Jammu twice
because during Governor Jagmohan’s time, there was a
marked rise in the incidents of terrorism, and overall
atmosphere was that of fear and intimidation. And because of
that both Muslims and Hindus fled the valley in large numbers.
Q 4: What does it mean to be a Kashmiri today, particularly
for youngsters who have grown up in the past two decades.
A: Kashmiris have been living under the shadow of the gun for
the past many years. The constant fear of violence has affected
them mentally, disrupted their social and cultural life, and
derailed the economy of the valley. The youngsters do not find
any employment avenues in the valley, and outside the valley
they are scared of venturing out as they have been targeted
several times in different parts of the country.
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