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Members of People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration Farooq Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah at Bathindi in Jammu on Saturday(PTI)

Parties under Gupkar alliance to contest jointly in upcoming district development council polls

UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 12:21 AM IST
This would be first such electoral exercise post August 5, 2019, where the National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party — the two mainstream political parties, will be contesting jointly
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Global Kashmiri Pandit Business Foundation was launched at an online event on 22 October 2020
Global Kashmiri Pandit Business Foundation was launched at an online event on 22 October 2020

KP business stalwarts join hands to launch Global Kashmiri Pandit Business Foundation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 10:10 PM IST
GKPBF was formally launched on 22 October, a day marked in the memories of Kashmiri Pandits as a Black Day when tribals backed by Pakistani army invaded Jammu and Kashmir in 1947.
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Kashmiri Pandits living in migrants’ camps in Jammu. More than 350,000 Kashmiri Hindus had left Kashmir valley in 1990.(HT Photo/File Photo/Representative)
Kashmiri Pandits living in migrants’ camps in Jammu. More than 350,000 Kashmiri Hindus had left Kashmir valley in 1990.(HT Photo/File Photo/Representative)

Sonia Gandhi always stood by Kashmiri Pandits, says Congress J&K in-charge

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jammu
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Kashmiri Pandits have been staying in migrants camp in Jammu after they were forced to flee after they became terror targets.
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Sanjay Tickoo and a few other members of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti are on a hunger strike.(HT Photo)
Sanjay Tickoo and a few other members of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti are on a hunger strike.(HT Photo)

Kashmiri pandit leader on hunger strike to draw Centre’s attention

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Srinagar
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 05:14 PM IST
The families of Kashmiri pundits who did not leave the valley say their demands are being ignored by the administration.
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Kangana Ranaut said that she could understand the pain of Kashmiri Pandits after her office was partly demolished by the BMC.
Kangana Ranaut said that she could understand the pain of Kashmiri Pandits after her office was partly demolished by the BMC.

Rahul Pandita slams Kangana Ranaut for comparing herself to Kashmiri Pandits after demolition of office: ‘Do not belittle our tragedy’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 08:22 PM IST
Writer Rahul Pandita hit out at Kangana Ranaut for comparing herself to Kashmiri Pandits after her office was partially torn down by the BMC. “For God’s sake, stop taking our name in vain. We refuse to be pawns in your battles of puny egos,” he tweeted.
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Devotees perform pilgrimage to Harmukh Gangbal lake shrine in Kashmir(Twitter/JammuKashmir5/anil_bhatt03)
Devotees perform pilgrimage to Harmukh Gangbal lake shrine in Kashmir(Twitter/JammuKashmir5/anil_bhatt03)

Kashmiri Pandits trek to Harmukh Gangbal lake amid COVID-19 curbs,perform pilgrimage to Shiva’s abode

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Jammu
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Devotees perform yagna at the Harmukh Gangbal lake shrine as per the annual yatra to the shrine which Kashmiri Pandits consider as Shiva’s abode
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New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
New Delhi, May 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

PM Modi wishes Kashmiri Pandits on Jyeshtha Ashtami

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 05:36 PM IST
In Jammu and Kashmir, Jyestha Ashtami is celebrated at the shrine of Khir Bhawani in Tullamula in honour of their patron goddess Ragnya Devi.
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Germany’s ambassador to India, Walter Lindner(@AmbLindnerIndia/Twitter)
Germany’s ambassador to India, Walter Lindner(@AmbLindnerIndia/Twitter)

‘We had opportunity to ask most critical questions’: German envoy on J-K visit

By Padma Rao Sundarji | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Germany’s ambassador to India, Walter Lindner on visit to Jammu and Kashmir said “we had our first meeting with some local politicians, apple farmers, hoteliers, local media members and a swathe of members of civil society from border dwellers to rights activists. Each of us had an opportunity to ask everyone even our most critical questions.”
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Vidhu Vinod Chopra urged the audience to watch Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits before forming a judgment about the film.
Vidhu Vinod Chopra urged the audience to watch Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits before forming a judgment about the film.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra to people criticising Shikara: ‘Don’t be donkeys, see the film and then form opinions’

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra hit out at people who accused him of commercialising the pain of Kashmiri Pandits in his latest release, Shikara: The Untold Story Of Kashmiri Pandits.
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Shikara movie review: Sadia and Aadil Khan in a still from the film.
Shikara movie review: Sadia and Aadil Khan in a still from the film.

Shikara movie review: Strong performances uplift this slow-paced film

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Shikara review: The film touches you as Vidhu Vinod Chopra does justice to the direction, though a much hard-hitting narrative is something we continue to wait for.
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Shikara song Shukrana Gul Khile gives a slice of the Kashmiri culture to the audience.
Shikara song Shukrana Gul Khile gives a slice of the Kashmiri culture to the audience.

Shikara song Shukrana Gul Khile: This wedding song gives a taste of authentic Kashmiri culture. Watch

By Asian News International | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:16 PM IST
Shikara song Shukrana Gul Khile shows the glimpse of a Kashmiri wedding as the lead characters get married as per Kashmiri rituals.
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A still from the Shikara trailer.
A still from the Shikara trailer.

Shikara isn’t a movie, it’s a movement, says director Vidhu Vinod Chopra

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Director Vidhu Vinod Chopra has said that the entire country should watch Shikara, as it is not merely a movie, but a movement.
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A man carries hay on his back as he walks on a wooden bridge in Shopian, South Kashmir.((Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times))
A man carries hay on his back as he walks on a wooden bridge in Shopian, South Kashmir.((Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times))

News updates from Hindustan Times: 5 union ministers to begin Kashmir visits from today and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 08:55 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion curated for you at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Kashmiri Pandit migrants shout slogans against Jammu and Kashmir government during a protest in Jammu, on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Large sections of the 400,000-strong Pandit community were forced to leave Kashmir in January 1990 following terror attacks and a secessionist movement spearheaded by extremist groups.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)
Kashmiri Pandit migrants shout slogans against Jammu and Kashmir government during a protest in Jammu, on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Large sections of the 400,000-strong Pandit community were forced to leave Kashmir in January 1990 following terror attacks and a secessionist movement spearheaded by extremist groups.(Nitin Kanotra / HT Photo)

Pandits will return to Kashmir Valley with dignity, says Ram Madhav

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 06:16 AM IST
BJP’s national general secretary Ram Madhav, who was seen as the architect of an unlikely alliance between the BJP and the Peoples Democratic Party that formed the government in the state in 2015, said his party was committed to the return of Pandits with “honour and security”.
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MM Jacob, the then minister of state for home and parliamentary affairs, listen to the grievances of Kashmiri migrants at a camp in New Delhi on August 23,1991.(Sanjay sharma/ht Archive)
MM Jacob, the then minister of state for home and parliamentary affairs, listen to the grievances of Kashmiri migrants at a camp in New Delhi on August 23,1991.(Sanjay sharma/ht Archive)

3 decades of remarkable resilience against odds

By Amitabh Mattoo | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2020 01:14 AM IST
On the appointed day, in a sweltering July, it started snowing heavily as “mother nature” itself seemed to express solidarity with the plight of the persecuted minority.
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Kashmiri Pandit families(HT Photo)
Kashmiri Pandit families(HT Photo)

‘Kashmiri Pandits could have been brought back by govt’, says Businessman Vijay Dhar

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Prominent businessman and entrepreneur Vijay Dhar, who runs Delhi Public School in Srinagar, talks about the exodus of Pandits, the evolution of the community after being forced to leave, and what justice means to them after 30 years.
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Panun Kashmir or Our Own Kashmir is an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits seeking a separate homeland for the community in the Valley.
Panun Kashmir or Our Own Kashmir is an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits seeking a separate homeland for the community in the Valley.

‘After abrogation of Article 370 and JKLF ban, I am hopeful of returning to Valley’, says Ajay Chrungoo

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 07:41 AM IST
Ajay Chrungoo said this genocide was expressed through Kill-one-and-scare-10 campaign initially followed by the destruction of Hindu habitat.
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A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.
A Kashmiri Pandit woman at a refugee camp.

30 years of Pandit exodus: Living as a refugee in one’s own country

By Rahul Pandita
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 08:05 AM IST
In 1990, thousands of people were shouting these slogans on the streets of Kashmir, from its mosques all over, while baying for the blood of the minority Hindus.
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Foreign envoys arrive at the Kashmiri migrant camp at Jagati on the outskirts of Jammu on Friday.(Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)
Foreign envoys arrive at the Kashmiri migrant camp at Jagati on the outskirts of Jammu on Friday.(Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Envoys visit Jammu, meet Kashmiri Pandits in camp

By HT Correspondent and PTI | Hindustan Times, Jammu
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2020 03:43 AM IST
The group of foreign envoys included those from United States, South Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Maldives, Morocco, Fiji, Norway, Philippines, Argentina, Peru, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and Guyana.
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Shikara: A love Letter From Kashmir tells the story of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990.
Shikara: A love Letter From Kashmir tells the story of the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the valley in 1990.

Shikara trailer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra brings forth the ‘untold story of Kashmiri Pandits’. Watch

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 02:15 PM IST
Shikara trailer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra weaves a moving account of the Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus from the valley in 1990, who became refugees in their own country. Watch.
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The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The abrogation of Article 370 is criticised but little concern is shown for iniquities that sheltered under the benign term, for example, the ethnic cleansing of Pandits, discrimination against Dalits, corruption, and the blight of dynastism(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

The US Left and Indian democracy | Analysis

By Rahul Sagar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 06:29 AM IST
Its charge of majoritarianism does not take into account legitimate democratic processes
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The Shikara motion poster goes with the tag line ‘The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits’.
The Shikara motion poster goes with the tag line ‘The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits’.

Shikara motion poster: Vidhu Vinod Chopra touches upon the plight of Kashmiri Pandits

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2019 12:38 PM IST
Vidhu Vinod Chopra releases the motion poster of his upcoming film, Shikara - The Untold Story of Kashmiri Pandits.
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Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families living in the valley will need domicile certificate to avail concession. (Representational image)(HT file)
Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families living in the valley will need domicile certificate to avail concession. (Representational image)(HT file)

Extension of admission concessions for Kashmiri Migrants to Valley’s KPs within existing quota, says HRD

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2019 02:45 PM IST
The ministry had last month decided that the concessions available for Kashmiri migrants will also be available to non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits or Kashmiri Hindu families, for admission into higher educational institutions in other parts of the country from the 2020-21 academic session.
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Anupam Kher has revealed that 20 years of his life, all his summer holidays were spent in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)
Anupam Kher has revealed that 20 years of his life, all his summer holidays were spent in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

Anupam Kher on abrogation of Article 370: ‘My mother keeps thanking PM Modi, she wants to make her house there’

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 01:06 PM IST
Anupam Kher has opened up about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from Jammu & Kashmir and has said that the memories of pain don’t go.
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There will also be reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical/professional institutions. (Representational image)(HT file)
There will also be reservation of at least one seat in merit quota in technical/professional institutions. (Representational image)(HT file)

Children of Kashmir-based Pandits to get concessions in admissions

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2019 01:49 PM IST
The concessions include relaxation in the cut-off percentage up to 10 per cent, subject to minimum eligibility requirement and increase in intake capacity up to 5 per cent course-wise.
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The concessions available for admission in higher educational institutions to the wards of Kashmiri migrants will now also be given to Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley, according to officials at the HRD Ministry.(PTI / Representative)
The concessions available for admission in higher educational institutions to the wards of Kashmiri migrants will now also be given to Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley, according to officials at the HRD Ministry.(PTI / Representative)

Admission concessions for Kashmiri migrants will now also be given to Kashmiri Pandits in Valley: HRD

By HT Correspondent | PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2019 01:09 PM IST
The concessions available for admission in higher educational institutions to the wards of Kashmiri migrants will now also be given to Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley, according to officials at the HRD Ministry.
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Kashmiri Pandits residing in various parts of the US held a briefing for US lawmakers and their aides on ground realties in the Valley and violations of their rights.(ANI Photo)
Kashmiri Pandits residing in various parts of the US held a briefing for US lawmakers and their aides on ground realties in the Valley and violations of their rights.(ANI Photo)

Kashmiri Pandits brief US lawmakers on violations of their rights in Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 11:59 PM IST
The event ‘Kashmir the Way Forward,’ was organised by Indo-American Community Federation in collaboration with Kashmiri Overseas Association (KOA) and the US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC).
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston on Sunday.(Photo: ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston on Sunday.(Photo: ANI)

Will build a new Kashmir: PM Modi to Pandits’ delegation in Houston

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, Houston
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2019 02:33 AM IST
“New winds are blowing in Kashmir and we will all build a new Kashmir together that will be for everyone,” Modi told the Kashmiri Pandit delegation. Modi later tweeted about his “special interaction” with the delegation.
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Hindustan Purvodaya 2019 highlights | NRC will be implemented across the country, says Amit Shah

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2019 11:20 AM IST
Hindustan Purvodaya 2019 highlights: A one day event ‘Hindustan Purvodaya 2019’ in Ranchi was inaugurated by Union law minister RS Prasad. It will end with a session with Union home minister Amit Shah.
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