Kashmir Indepth

Pandit body condemns derogatory remarks against Kashmiri Pandit community


Srinagar August 28 (KINS): The Reconciliation, Return & Rehabilitation of Migrants has condemned the statement of a Kashmiri person who has used derogatory statement against Kashmiri pandit women.


The video of the person is very much available on social media in which he says.. “We have been telling Modiji to help the Kashmiri Pandits to return to Kashmir. We are eagerly waiting for them … to see the beautiful Kashmiri Pandit women. .. Let them keep the Kashmiri Pandit men in Jammu but their women should be brought here in Kashmir.”


“This shocking statement has come from a Kashmiri person who has been seen many time in BJP gatherings . We don’t know his name. It is for the BJP to find. In the video such sickening and pathetic racist behavior directed towards particular community deserves absolute condemnation by all sections of societies especially majoritarian population leadership. Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Entitle A Person To Make Derogatory Remarks Against Any Community/Gender,” Satish mahaldar

Chairman Reconciliations Return & Rehabilitations of Migrants said in a statement to news agency KINS.


Kashmiri Pandits condemn this and want an answer from the BJP top brass. “These words are just the same which were used in 1990’s and were one of the causes of our forced exodus. In 1990, these words were the slogans rasied from the loudspeakers in mosques–” we want kashmir with Kashmiri Pandit women and without KP men,” Mahaldar said.


“The statement from this person is just the same. What does this mean? We want Bjp to clarify on this.This is highly deplorable and a criminal case should be filed against this person,” he said.


“Public discourse is being weaponized for political gain with incendiary rhetoric that stigmatizes and dehumanizes minorities, migrants, refugees, women and any so-called “other”. This is not an isolated phenomenon or the loud voices of a few people on the fringe of society. Hate is moving into the mainstream, and with each broken norm, the pillars of our common humanity are weakened . Advancing inclusion and belonging for people of all races, national origins, and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of the Kashmiri people. Hate / derogatory speech is a menace to democratic values, social stability and peace. As a matter of principle, the majority population , religious leaders , civil society must confront hate/ derogatory speech at every turn.”


“Jammu & Kashmir is always understood as a dynamic and principled society since ages who had been involved in a process of promoting the values, relations and institutions that enable all people to participate in social, economic, cultural and political life on the basis of equality of rights, equity and dignity. The people of j&K always engaged themselves in activities ,planning -programs to foster societies that are stable, safe and just – societies that are based on the promotion and protection of all human rights, as well as respect for and value of dignity of each individual, diversity, pluralism, tolerance, non-discrimination, non-violence, equality of opportunity, solidarity, security, and participation of all people, including disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and persons,” Mahaldar added. (KINS)

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