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Day 4 of Fast-unto-Death: KPSS decries Relief Department’s Apathy Releases all orders ignored by the department

As the Fast-unto-Death of Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) President Sanjay Tickoo entered its fourth day, the organisation denounced the apathy of officials of the Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRR&R) Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Tickoo had, in an interview to us on Tuesday, said, “We have visited them…

J&K administration ignoring non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits: Sanjay Tickoo KPSS chief on fast-unto-death demanding urgent relief for Kashmiri Pandit families still living in the Valley

Sanjay Tickoo, president of the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) has been on a hunger strike since Sunday, September 20. In an interview to our Associate Editor Deborah Grey, he tells us why he was forced to take this extreme step. Q) You have submitted multiple memoranda and representations to Jammu and Kashmir authorities and…

KPSS begins fast-unto-death Group demanding jobs and other rights for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits

On Sunday, the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), began its fast-unto-death in Ganpatyaar, located in the Habba Kadal area of Srinagar. The group was forced to take the extreme measure after no action was taken on its last memorandum submitted to the Lieutenant Governor of the Union Territory to provide urgent relief to non-migrant Kashmiri…

Kashmiri Pandit delegation meets J&K LG LG assured that grievances will be addressed, fast-unto-death put on hold

On Thursday a delegation of non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits led by the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) met with Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha to appeal to him to respond to a memorandum submitted by the group seeking urgent relief for Kashmiri Pandit families that are still living in the Valley. The memorandum had…

Waiting for Lt Gov: Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits hope for urgent reforms Lt Gov yet to find time to look at KPSS memorandum detailing plight of community

It has been ten days since the Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) sent its final memorandum to the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory authorities demanding urgent relief for members of the minority Hindu Kashmiri Pandit community in the state. But it turns out that the Lt Governor hasn’t even looked at it yet! According to…

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits hold protest march in Srinagar Demands jobs for the local youth, social welfare relief package for the most impoverished 150 families and security

In a desperate call for justice so that their legitimate demands are met, 30-40 non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits held a protest march at Srinagar’s Pratap Park to press for their demands, observing the Covid-19 protocols, the day after India celebrated its 74th Independence Day. The very survival of the 808 non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit families in the…

CJP demands justice for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits Sign our petition to support campaign by KPSS for inclusion of the community in government schemes

Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has launched a new campaign to demand justice for non-migrant Kashmiri Pandit families in association with our partner organisation Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS). We have launched an online petition urging the people of India to come together to appeal to the Central Government and Jammu and Kashmir Lt…

वादी के कश्मीरी पंडितों में ग़ुस्सा क्यों है ? Teesta Setalvad in Conversation with Sanjay tickoo

आठ सौ से भी अधिक कश्मीरी पंडित जो अभी भी कश्मीर में रहते है, उनकी हालत बहुत ख़राब है। बार बार सरकार से गुहार लगाने के बाद भी कोई हल नहीं पहुँचा है। अब कश्मीरी पंडित संघर्ष समिति के संजय टिक्कू ने आंदोलन और भूख हरताल की घोषणा की है। आख़िरकार वादी के कश्मीरी पंडितों…

Here’s why non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel betrayed KPSS president to go on fast-unto-death demanding justice for the persecuted minority

The heart-rending tale of persecution of Kashmiri Pandits has often been told at various socio-cultural and political fora, not only as an example of excesses committed by armed militants in the Kashmir Valley, but also to showcase how the Hindu minority was targeted and driven out of a Muslim majority state. This has also been…

Non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits feel ignored, announce fast unto death Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti shares plight of over 800 KP families still living in the valley

Dismayed with the government’s hollow assurances, the non-migrant Kashmiri Pandits (KP) of the Valley have given an ultimatum to the Centre and have threatened to sit on a fast unto death. The President of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarash Samiti, Sanjay Tickoo has sent a final communication to the government of India and government of Union Territory of…

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