In 1990,Tej Krishan Razdan, came back from Punjab to his native village in Budgam District, as he had heard in the TV, and read in the Newspapers about the deteriorating situation in the Kashmir valley. The Target-Killing of Kashmiri Pandits had started. He wanted to make sure that his family is safe and was thinking of shifting his family to a safer place. Little did he knew , What was in store for Him.
On 12th Feb. 1990,in Budgam, He was accosted by one of his Muslim friends. He persuaded Tej Krishan, to accompany him to Srinagar and both boarded the Matador from Budgam to Srinagar. When the Matador reached Gaw-Kadal, Suddenly, his Friend, pulled out a Revolver and Shot him several Times in the chest. He was dragged to the Local Masjid and his Dead Body was put on display there. It was only in the evening, with Police intervention, his body could be secured.
He was killed mercilessly. So were hundreds of KP’s. Before Killing a KP , the militant in many cases would subject the Body to dismemberment, and incidents , like gouging out of eyes, Multiple Fractures, Skinning of KP Victims took place. The inhuman way of Killing was a part of their Planned Strategy, That was carried out by the Militants backed by Pakistan. The message was clear to the KP’s that, “Don’t you dare to stay here “.
Apart from the target individual killings of the Pandits; to keep away KP’s from coming back into the valley, the Pakistani Backed Militants also carried out Massacres’ of Kashmiri Pandits from Time to Time. On 21 Mar. 1997, in Sangrampra, 7 KP’s were led away in the dark and shot dead. On 25 jan. 1998, in Wandhama, 23 KP’s were massacred and the local Temple damaged. On 23 March 2003, at Nadimarg, 24 KP’s were massacred.
Not only that, to dissuade the KP’s and instill a fear psychosis, the Militants confronted KP’s in Jammu region too.3 KP’s were Killed in Garhat Gool village, Ramban by the Militants impersonated as Army men. They identified and separated 5 KP’s amongst the passengers that were travelling in the Bus. There were Muslims as well as Hindu Dogras too travelling in the same Bus, but they were not touched by the Militants. The 5 KP-men were ordered to alight from the Bus. Sensing danger, 2 KP’s escaped from the clutches of their captors as one jumped down into the ravine and the other one ran up towards the Hill. The rest of the3 KP’s were Shot Dead. There was a 6th KP in the Bus, who escaped Death , as he did not revealed his real identity. Instead, he had introduced himself as a Muslim and was thus saved.
The message was again Loud and Clear to KP’s-“Don’t you dare to return, back to the valley”
In the name of Jihad,Kashmiri pandits were systematically eliminated by the terrorists, The holy war did”nt spare even children..Photograph of 2 year old child is a proof.Every time government proposed of rehabilitating pandits in Kashmir valley, Hardcore Terrorists outfits, old and new, warned kashmiri pandits of dire consequences, if they opted to return back to kashmir….
Majority of Muslim population remained silent spectators, when Kashmiri pandits were hunted by jihadis,they also remained silent when KP’s were leaving their hearth and homes ,Muslims too had a fear of gun, that gun which jihadis were carrying,first those guns killed KP’s,Then High ranking Muslims in Govt. services and ultimately even the gullible common Kashmiri muslim, …in the whole process, jihadi guns also killed somewhere,the conscience of many muslims….
The muslims who scripted the exodus of KP’s have been vehemently implanting a theory and blaming KP genocide and exodus on Jagmohan..It is a irony that most Kashmiri muslims who are at the helm of affairs falsely claim to know everything about KP exodus, Classical case wherein the tormentors bullying the victims for speaking out the truth.
Someone has to tell the tormentors and architects of the genocide and exodus of KP’s that this beleaguered community has very high regards for Mr. Jagmohan and their fallacy on this whole episode may only please someone who is fit to be termed as “psychopath and a Decandant Philistine”…
Ethnic cleanising of Kashmiri pandits were reported by a handful section of Indian Media, two-three line column news were carried out , which was hardly noticible and that too somewhere in 14-15th page…
Out of one million Hindus who lived in kashmir in early 20th century..only a handful are left…not even 4000….the rest are living scaterred Physically,emotionally and mentally somewhere with a lost identity and a dream……kashmir…….. their homeland…
some lines which depict piognant scenes of jan 1990 from Kashmiri Pandit perspective…
Kashmir’s winter of jan 1990
was so cold ,
the emotions of many
that is why,
they could not
my heavy breathing
May be the cold
was so severe
that even their eye lids
their vision got
that is why
they could not see my
May be the winter
was so harsh
that it deafened
that is why
heard my screams…