‘Will live, die with Muslims, not migrating’: No pandits from Srinagar fled
Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti (KPSS), a non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit organisation, Thursday said that despite the targeted killings in the Valley, they will not migrate and continue to live with their Muslim brethren the way they have been since 1990.
“The level of fear was high in the past few weeks owing to the targeted killings in Kashmir. The fear has gradually gone down and we are feeling relieved,” KPSS chief Sanjay Tickoo told a local news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO). Tickoo is one among the KPs who didn’t flee Valley when majority of the members from his community deserted Kashmir in 1990.
He said that his appeal to the majority community to extend support to minority community members, especially KPs living in Kashmir proved a real moral booster. “I saw people making appeals on the loud speakers of masjids, extending support to minorities. That was a really good gesture. In fact, that was the need of the hour as the step helped instill confidence among the minorities, who were otherwise planning to leave Valley,” he said….