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#Thread on Asiya Andrabi

Asiya Andrabi is one of the famous #Kashmiri separatists in the valley. She is senior to #SyedAliShahGeelani in this field & also the most notorious of them all given what she has done over the past 38 years of her career in making lives of ...(1/26)
..locals miserable in #Kashmir .A Biochemistry graduate, PG in Arabic frm Kashmir University, she dreamt to make a career. When her brother stopped her from pursuing studies any further, she turned to #Islam & started studying #Quran to understand why this happened to her? (2/26
..& a couple of years later when she came out all armed with religious knowledge, it turned out to be a waste as she had got it all WRONG. From here began her career in #Terrorism in 1982. .(3/26)
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Let the record show that the woke gang, bleeding heart bollywoodiyas and media gang a.k.a. the selectively amnetic brigade have collectively endorsed the view that "humanity", "empathy" and calls for justice are reserved for when a certain group FEELS that they are under threat-
-Meanwhile, you can be shot dead for doing your literal job and not one voice shall be raised because you don't fit the requirements to be oppressed in the country.
In my heart, I have some times given people the benefit of doubt.-
-After all, 1990 was 30 years ago and most of us weren't born or even aware about the mass exodus back then. But even in 2020, people know more about Riyaaz Naikoos and Burhan Wanis, Terrorists if it's not clear enough, than Late Sh. Ajay Pandita ji and that's a shame.-
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“A 30 year Old False narrative of #KashmiriPandits” they have only been used as political tools by successive Indian gov. There Fake exodus is used to justify the current violent and abhorant Indian seige on Kashmir and to justify the genocide of Kashmiri Muslims.
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Pandits who left #Kashmir 30 years ago, betrayed Kashmiris, they left with Indian Gov advice to leave them to get wiped out by the 500,000 Indian military Occcupation troops. They were told once the Muslims are killed, they can come back.
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According to Official Indian Government records, since 1989 till present, 219 Pandits were killed in clashes. Not even 300 let alone several thousand as claimed. (…) Thread 3/n
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1. PM @narendramodi ji and @amitshah ji are very much clear about aspirations of #Jammu. But many experts and analysts are hell bent upon to confuse the situation by presenting old ideas which led to failure of Delhi in J&K in last 73 yrs.
2. Hon'ble PM @narendramodi ji J&K is problem of development and people connect . People are fed up of installed leaders . They don't want to be experimenting lot any more .
3. After 5th August again these analysts and so called experts are again trying to keep focus on kashmir for their minting money and projecting five star activists sitting at Delhi and Mumbai as voice of J&K and ignoring Jammu. This is dangerous.
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I have heard many heartbreaking stories from #Kashmir and the plight of #KashmiriPandits. But here is one that really got to me. Today I would like to share the story of Sarvanand Kaul Premi in this thread. @AdityaRajKaul @sunandavashisht @AartiTikoo @DrAmbardar
Sarvanand Kaul Premi was born on 1st November 1924 in #Anantnag, #Kashmir. He studied in Punjab University and graduated with the highest merit. Not only was he extremely well educated - he also took part in the Quit India movement as a social activist. #QuitIndia
For 8 years, his blood, sweat and tears went into the fight for an independent India. He also wrote for newspapers, such as the Daily Khidmat. He ended up authoring ~24 books and many more articles & poems. They are mostly in #Hindi, #Urdu and of course, #Kashmiri.
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Sonth Poshte!
This is to mark the advent of Spring Season. May you be happy and healthy🙏

#Kashmir #sonthkaal #thaal #KashmiriPandits #SaturdayMorning #SaturdayMood #SaturdayThoughts #Hinduism #SanatanDharma #India
For Kashmiri Pandits, sonth has special significance as it marks the arrival of spring in Kashmir
With fresh Morning cool breeze,migratory birds like swallow (katij) and whistling poshinol (harbingers of spring), blooming flowers like yemberzal, tekebaten, ....
phulay of almond trees and mystical Dal Lake all epitomes of love, happiness and peace .... a sketch to the inner beauty of a Kashmiri Pandit.

On sonth a night before; Sonth thali is decorated with the below-mentioned items and the first thing in the morning is to see this thal.
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Whoever summarized 👇👇 deserves 👏👏

1) *Mughals became Indians and Indians became Kafirs.*

2) *Nehru-Khan-Maino became Ghandys and Indians became fools.*

3) *Muslims became Kashmiris and #KashmiriPandits became refugees* /1

@DostKhan_Jammu @mvmeet @arianindian @kanimozhi
4) *Bangladeshis became Bengalis and Bengalis couldn't celebrate #DurgaPuja in soon to be....WB*

5) *Those who r intolerant of Hindus became Secular & real seculars became Sanghi terrorists.*

6) *The Maoists and #UrbanNaxals became Intellectuals & Intellectuals became Bakhts*/2
7) *Terrorists became 'sons-of-poor-headmasters' & the army became human rights violators who used pellet guns on these peaceful terrorists.*

8) *The wood used for Asthi became an environmental concern while the land used for burials became secular birth rights.*/3

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My non-validated analysis gleaned over chai of Indian American vote on Super Tuesday & why it favored @JoeBiden:

IA population matters:
CA: 528K TX: 245K VA:103K MA: 77K NC: 57K
Pew estimate: 60% are citizens 80% Dems. ↑↑ turnout.

Huge consolidation for Biden. Why? (Thread)
1. Socialist rhetoric is a non-starter. Indian Americans (IA) left India for a reason & socialist politicians are comic foil there today.

2. Bernie was 1st politician to slam India for fully integrating Kashimr (an enormously popular/emotional issue for IA's). Disastrous move!
Bernie's Congressional proxies are incredibly unpopular among IA's:

1)@PramilaJayapal sponsored anti-India #HRes745-slamming India on Kashmir ignoring #KashmiriPandits
2)@IlhanMN targeted @AartiTikoo during @HouseForeign panel. Her sneering tweets against #CAA, Modi, etc.
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I watched #Shikara yesterday. Trauma of leaving our homes & natural habitat in the beautiful valley is unbearable. While our parents were busy picking up our lives, they kept their trauma under cover. I start this thread today to begin a conversation on our exp. post displacement
This experience may help countless others to build and gain strength.After watching #Shikara and reading so many stories of KPs, it helped me put many things into perspective. Most significantly, I have respect for our community who put love above hate. So, let us hear and share.
My parents were in their late 20s when the burden of leaving their established life & homeland happened to them. They re-started their life from scratch in #Jammu. My father took a room on rent as he was worried for our future. He had 2 young daughters and wife to take care of.
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YES, I watched #Shikara & I would ask everyone to watch it. Every1 who doesn't know about us or knows little about our pain should watch it. This was not a movie for me to review. #Shikara for me is the FIRST attempt to tell the world that KPs are alive & you all have let us down
I am going to speak a lot here but let me tell you, some moments in the movie are searing. They break your heart. But again, I am speaking about the likes of myself. When Shanti before leaving her home folds here hands in front of the gods, it reminds me of my mother.
The montage of real abandoned houses of #KashmiriPandits breaks your heart. The song in the background of this scene makes you cry. It leaves you heartbroken. Shanti's wish to write 'good news' even in an 8*8 camp is moving. Optimistic in the face of hopelessness.
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1/n"Shikara" by #VidhuVinodChopra of @VVCFilms is without a doubt is guilty of heinous crime of trivializing genocide as displacement and attempting to reduce it to brotherly disagreement. Reaction of #DivyaRazdan @ResearchBharat a survivor is unsurprising
2/n This dishonest, roguish and cunning attempt to present utter lie in the movie and pass it on as history, by @rahulpandita and #VidhuVinodChopra is ridden with foul smell. There is no question that Mr. #VidhuVinodChopra is naïve, after all he is an industry veteran.
3/n Hmm, Industry veteran! maybe that’s what makes the entire endeavor smell the rat. Industry Veterans are gullible to questionable funding sources. That’s when one wonders, are @rahulpandita, and @VVCFilms #VidhuVinodChopra writer and producers? or are there ghosts involved?
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How Indian history books ignored the reign of King #Lalitaditya Muktapida of Kashmir

He was called the “ALEXANDER OF INDIA”

Under his rule, literature, science, art, architecture, and culture flourished in Kashmir

Builder of The Martand Sun temple in Kashmir
#Lalitaditya was born as third son of Durlabhak-Pratapaditya (Nagvanshi Karkota Kayastha Dynasty) of Kashmir

Karkota Kayastha families were mainly serving in army of the kings of Kashmir since decades

Lalitaditya was one of the most brave Kings India ever saw
When Muktapida took over the Kingdom of Kashmir, it was the same time, when the western invasion had begun

Arab king Mohammad Bin Qasim, was already threatening to occupy Kashmir & central India

But however, the task wasn’t easy since he had to face #Lalitaditya in Kashmir
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You want to know what's ethnic cleansing? In 1941, Muslims were over 61% in Jammu. Then RSS, Hari Singh-led genocide reduced them to 40%. Those wishing return of #KashmiriPandits must support the return of #KashmiriMuslims too
@ashoswai @qiranbutt @standwkashmir @baalegibreel Image
@ashoswai @qiranbutt @standwkashmir @baalegibreel Some thoughts about #KashmiriPandits

This Kashmiri minority always sided with oppressors of Kashmiri Muslims. Be it Akbar, Afghans, Sikhs, Dogras or India. Remember PM Wazeer Panu, a Pandit, he allowed wiping out of half of Muslims in a famine. Read @mridurai's book, HRMS
@ashoswai @qiranbutt @standwkashmir @baalegibreel @mridurai "Pannu said there was not real distress and that he wished that no Musalman might be left alive from Srinagar to Ramban (in Jammu); It justified incidents of extreme cruelty towards Muslim cultivators." Walter Lawrence, Settlement Officer, to Resident R. P. Nesbit, in 1889 letter
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🏴 January 19th 1990 : #HolocaustDay 🏴
Exodus of #KashmiriHindus or KP Exodus 1990

Hindus of Kashmir were forced to flee Kashmir as a result of being targeted by JKLF and Islamist insurgents during late 1989 and early 1990

Out Of the approximately 600,000 + Hindus living in the Kashmir Valley only 2,000–3,000 remain there
Goals:Islamisation, ethnic cleansing, independence from India, merger with Pakistan, Sharia law
#KashmiriPandits #KashmiriHindus #KashmiriPanditsGenocide #KashmirExodus1990
Methods Used Yo Target Hindus : Rape, targeted killing, murder, kidnapping

Resulted in : 1400+ Dead Lakhs of People displaced and Mass Migration of #KashmiriHindus to other States.

Never Forgive Never Forget


#KashmiriPandits #KashmirExodus1990 #Kashmir

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🔸BJP was in power with VP Singh in 1989, J&K under Presidents Rule

🔸BJP leader Jagmohan, Minister under Vajpayee, was Governor of J&K

🔸Jagmohan was given Padma Vibhushan by Modi in 2016

Why didn't BJP take action in 1989 for #KashmiriPandits?


🔸Farooq Abdullah's NC Govt had been dismissed by BJP backed VP Singh Govt in Delhi

🔸JnK was in Centre govt's command with Governor Jagmohan at the helm on Jan 20th 1990

🔸Exodus of #KashmiriPandits happened under BJP - JD govt

Where does Congress come into the scene?

🔸BJP blames the valley parties for plight of #KashmiriPandits. But went on to ally with Abdullah's NC & Mufti Sayeed's PDP at Centre & State

🔸BJP has been in power at the centre for 12 yrs since 1990

What has BJP done for #Justice4KashmiriHindus except play politics?
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New Year Day : 2020 & Ahead...
My Resolutions & Narrative, on #Indian National Security as a Soldier & Citizen : 10 Points !
1. #POK will be Integrated Back. Restore Our Sovereignity & Territorial Integrity upto Pamir Knot.
2. Shape Strategic Environment for #Pakistan to Verifiably & Irreversibly drop Kashmir, Proxy & Terror Cards.
3. Roll back #Terrorism, Terror Modules & Network from #India by ProActive & PreEmtive Actions.
4. Enhance Strategic Communication & Environment with #China for Convergence & Collaboration on Global Issues & Resolve #Border Issue and #China to scrap #China #Pakistan Economic Corridor through #POK.
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A disgraceful piece, and illustrates so much about popular #Hinduphobia in the media that @HinduAmerican highlights daily. Let's count the ways: 1) Ostensibly document recent events in #Kashmir, but completely erase #kashmiripandits. Not a single mention. None. (thread)
@HinduAmerican 2)Tie revocation of Art 370 to the tired, overused media narratives of Gujarat/Godhra, hagiography of @RanaAyyub, Ram temple, RSS, etc, without a single bit of original reporting. Could just read the annual (discredited) @USCIRF report instead. Goal is to make 370 about Islam (2)
@HinduAmerican @RanaAyyub @USCIRF 3)No context that the revocation of 370 is about equal protection, one law for all Indians, that those pushing for "self-determination" are pushing for a theocratic state. Dexter Filkins reported extensively on #ISIS in Iraq, but ignores #ISIS flags being unfurled in Kashmir. (3)
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source @searchkashmir
"Just to be clear KPs were not just " privileged State employees"

Year 1921

Total KP population: 55055
30947 Male +24108 Female

Working Male: 17919
Working Female: 1389
Dependents: 35744"
#Kashmir #KashmiriPandits
"People whose primary means of income was cultivation:
Male: 4376
Female: 731

People who worked as Agents/Managers/Forest officers, their clerks, rent collectors

Male: 294

Field Labourers/Woodcutters:
Male: 2

Male: 4"
"Artisan and other workmen:
Male: 272
Female: 339

Transport Owner/Manager:
Male: 10

Labourer/boatmen/palki carrier
Male: 68

Male: 2070
Female: 12
People whose Principal means of income was State Service:
Male: 3844
Female: 31"
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Seeing a lot of anxiety over the @TLHumanRights hearing tomorrow. Few things to keep in mind (thread):

1) A commission hearing is not nearly as significant nor newsworthy as the @HouseForeign hearing in which @AartiTikoo participated.
@TLHumanRights @HouseForeign @AartiTikoo 2) Like UNHRC, @TLHumanRights is known to push agendas of co-chairs. Credibility is a big ?mark. @HinduAmerican called this out before… (2)
@TLHumanRights @HouseForeign @AartiTikoo @HinduAmerican 3) True to its history of bias, the @TLHumanRights hearing tomorrow features well known anti-India activists such as Arjun Sethi, and this time a Kashmiri lawyer who works for a Muslim law group, but not a single #KashmiriPandit. (3)
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Whenever confronted about human rights violations in #Kashmir the standard #RightWing Apologists' response is either,
a) whatabout the #KashmiriPandits plight;
b) Look at Pakistani civil rights abuses against Hindus.
Both are wrong, irrelevant and damage #India's #democracy
1. The violence and eviction of the #KashmiriPandits deserved action by the State at the time and now. The perpetrators were armed insurgents. Punishing today's #Kashmir #citizens does nothing to punish those insurgents and even less to create the conditions for the #KPs' return
If anything the Delhi Govt's actions in #Kashmir seem to make cynical use of the #KashmiriPandits' plight as merely a piece of history that justifies the atrocities the State in now inflicting on the people of #Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits should refuse to be used as pawns.
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During the Ashok Regime, Buddhists moved to Kashmir, and except for Brahmins, other orders and classes started to blur. Women in Kashmir were held in high regard, unseen in other communities, least in Islam. (1/n)
A historically contested region, Northern India was subject to attack from Turkic and Arab regimes from the eighth century onwards, but they generally ignored the mountain-circled Kashmir Valley in favour of easier pickings elsewhere. (2/n)
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THREAD : on #LiberalHypocrisy & #Hinduphobhia :
Pl RT Max 🙏🏻😊

U r a certified #LiberalHypocrite & a #Hinduphobe if:

U say Food Has No Religion ( @ZomatoIN & @UberEats_IND pl note)


U patronise Halal outlets

U r a certified #LiberalHypocrite & a #Hinduphobe if:

U call urself an animal lover


Say that Beef is the only source of protein for poor & they must have it
U r a certified #LiberalHypocrite & a #Hinduphobe if:

Diwali Crackers give u Asthma & scare ur dog


U simply love the New Years Eve fireworks on Dubai Marina or the lit up sky at ur celebrity besties wedding reception
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This is a story from the eyes and ears of a 5 year old Kashmiri Pandit girl who was extremely excited about her and her brothers WINTER BREAK in the year 1989 while there was a lot of political tension around.
I remember my Kashmir as HEAVEN ON EARTH. The joy of going every weekend to a new picnic spot by the river. Simple Joys, Simple Life – A 5 year old didn’t know that all of this was going to end very soon!
In Kashmir, we were very used to curfews and as kids we used to treat it like our special extra holiday. Little did we know as kids what was brewing...
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