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Kashmiri Pandits: A vulnerable, yet safe minority in J&K, shows govt data

Between nullification of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, until July 9 this year, 128 security force personnel and 118 civilians were killed by terrorists in J&K

Security personnel guarding at Lal Chowk during curfew in Srinagar
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According to records, no Kashmiri Pandit has reportedly migrated from the Valley during this period

Aditi Phadnis
Kashmiri Pandits are a vulnerable minority in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). In many cases, hunted down and killed by infiltrators. Last week, two brothers of one family were shot dead. Although government statistics - as presented in the Rajya Sabha (RS) in July - show there has been substantial decline in terrorist attacks (from 417 in 2018 to 229 in 2021), attacks on Pandits have continued.

According to Minister of State for Home Nitayanand Rai, who answered questions in the RS during the just-concluded monsoon session of Parliament, during the last few months (May-July), two incidents of attack on Kashmiri

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First Published: Aug 21 2022 | 6:54 PM IST

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