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
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.