Kashmir Information Network

Paradise Turned into Hell
Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, Kashmir is the most beautiful place on earth. On visiting the Valley of Kashmir, Jehangir, one of the Mughal emperors, is said to have exclaimed: "If there is paradise anywhere on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here." 

And, till very, very recent times it was paradise on earth. But now the paradise has been turned into hell. 

With the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism all over the world, this theo-fascist brand of political philosophy accompanied by hatred, intolerance, and terrorism was pushed into and peddled in the peaceful valley by Pakistan. And now the rapture of birdsong and murmur of gentle streams of yesteryears is replaced by the misery of physical and psychic violence instigated by the terrorists.

This website will show you a glimpse of the history, culture, and the current plight of Kashmiri Pandits. You will understand the goals of the bigoted religious terrorists in Kashmir whose vision of Azadi (independence) is to use religious dogma to exclude women, religious minorities, and secular-minded people from every kind of freedom in social and political life. After centuries of decimation of our population within Kashmir valley, the 1990 pogrom by Islamic terrorists and their supporters against us was the final act that expelled almost the entire remaining 400,000 strong population of Kashmiri Pandits - something that has unfortunately gone largely unreported in the Western press. These Pandits are at present living as refugees in their own country. While the expelled refugees as well as our worldwide community have not resorted to any form of violent means to regain our territory, we have never accepted this ethnic cleansing as final. We are carrying on a non-violent war through legitimate political means and by using the Internet to disseminate the truth about how Islamic interests have caused the near-extinction of our community in their zeal to convert the valley into the next Afghanistan. This non-violent war will continue until we win back our homeland and the right to live there without being subject to Islamic hegemony. We will also continue to use these non-violent means to ensure that the government of India does not barter our interests away in the process of placating Islamic terrorist groups in Kashmir.

 

LITERATURE

Appeal
History
Islamic Fundamentalism
Kashmir Politics
Atrocities in Kashmir
Pakistan's Role
Afghanistan Factor
Legal Documents
Kargil Heroes
Video Clips
Slide Presentation
 
BOOKS 

Kashmir: Past & Present

Kashmir: Wail of a Valley
Baharistan-i-Shahi
The Kashmir Story
Kashmir Article 370
White Paper on Kashmir
Kashmir: Greater Autonomy
Kashmir: The Bitter Truth
 
WRITERS 

Dr. M. K. Teng

Prof. K. N. Pandita
Governor Jagmohan
Ram Krishen K. Bhatt
Arun Shourie
Yossef Bodansky
 
LINKS 

Kashmiri Overseas Association

Kashmiri Pandit Network
Panun Kashmir
IAKF
Kashmir Herald
Voice of J & K
External Links
 
PUBLICATIONS 

Koshur.org publications on Language

IILS.org publications
MK Raina's Works
Koshur Samachar
Milchar
Unmesh
Vitasta
Kashmir Sentinel
Harvan