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New Delhi:  The Syed Ali Shah Geelani-led Hurriyat Conference on Saturday said India’s policy of non-inclusion of the Kashmir issue in the NSA level talks with Pakistan was “unfortunate”. “It is very unfortunate that India has put pre-conditions to Pakistan ahead of the talks. It also proves that India has no argument to put before the international community with respect to Kashmir,” Ayaz Akbar.

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The response came after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a press conference in New Delhi said that NSA talks could only go on if Pakistan kept it restricted to terrorism. Describing it as a “victory” for both Hurriyat and Pakistan, the Hurriyat official said: “It is India’s defeat on the diplomatic front and victory of Kashmir as well as Pakistan. ” Earlier in the day, Sushma Swaraj said there would be no talks with Pakistan if it insisted on discussing Kashmir.

(IANS)

 

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The Plight Of Kashmir’s Pandits

The Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora said a memorandum signed by thousands of Kashmiri Pandits has been addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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Dozens of Kashmiri Pandits on Friday paid homage to civilians, Army men and their community members killed since 1989 and said the plight of Pandits still continues.

For 28 years, the Kashmiri Pandit community has been observing September 14 as ‘Martyrs’ Day-Balidan Diwas’ at B.K. Ganjoo memorial park in Central Delhi.

United Kingdom-based activist Shafalica Bhan Kotwal who has been fighting for the rights of the Kashmiri Pandits, said: “There is no major change in the lives of Kashmir Pandits, their plight still continues despite Bharatiya Janata Party being in power.

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“Most of them were thrown out of their homes. They are living in pathetic conditions in shelter homes with no basic facilities.”

She said the community was once accustomed to living in minus 17 degrees Celsius. “Their families are now living in the hostile Jammu weather,” she added.

The son of Kasmiri Pandits’ leader Tika Lal Taploo, Ashutosh Taploo, was at the meeting. He said: “My father was killed not just because he was a Pandit..because he was looked as the Hindu community leader.”

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Taploo said his father was the first Pandit to have fallen to terrorist bullets in the Valley.

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“Till today no government has brought any major change in Pandits’ lives, the atrocities we experienced and psychological trauma we suffered is fresh” he said.

In a statement calling for justice to “victims of terrorism,” the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora said a memorandum signed by thousands of Kashmiri Pandits has been addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submitted to Union Minister Hansraj Ahir. (IANS)

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