In an earlier post I have said that since Kashmiris will not listen to me I will not waste my time by speaking on the Kashmir issue. Despite this, many Kashmiris have insisted that I speak on the Kashmir issue.
Very well, I will speak on the Kashmir issue, but on one condition : that Kashmiris frankly admit that they falsely said that it was Jagmohan who drove out the Kashmiri Pandits from the valley, and that it was a section of Kashmiri Muslims themselves, though not all, who in fact committed horrible atrocities on the Pandits, resulting in the exodus
From 1989 onwards Kashmiri Pandits were being selectively killed ( by some Kashmiri Muslims, not Jagmohan ) both in cities and villages of Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits constituted only about 3% of the total population of Kashmir. They were a peaceful community who did not harm anyone. Why were they attacked ?
Many Muslims shout and scream when Muslims in Palestine or Burma are attacked, but their lips were sealed when Kashmiri Pandits were attacked and horrible atrocities committed on them.
It often happened at that time that a gang of Kashmiri Muslim youth armed with guns came to a village in Kashmir which had, say, 1000 Muslim families, and only 10 Pandit families. The gang would selectively slaughter the Pandits, including women and children, often at the pointing out of their neighbours in the village.
A female relative of my wife told me that in the 1990s she was a young girl of about 15 or 16 when a crowd of Kashmiri Muslims came to her house, threw stones, and shouted that the males in the family should get out of Kashmir, leaving the females behind. No doubt that was a very brave act by those Kashmiri Muslims ! The police was nowhere to be seen. Hundreds of such incidents happened, creating a terror among the Pandits in the Valley, because of which they fled.
Jagmohan only provided the transport for the fleeing Pandits. What else could he do ? Should he have allowed the Pandits to be slaughtered by those butchers ?
Instead of confessing the guilt of some of their own brethren, many Kashmiri Muslims shamelessly blame Jagmohan.
So if Kashmiris want me to speak on the Kashmir problem let them first make a confession of their guilt, and then I will address the issue.