Saturday, June 6, 2020
Home Political History of India KP genocide: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad exonerates jihadis, peddles the "Governor Jagmohan did...

KP genocide: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad exonerates jihadis, peddles the “Governor Jagmohan did it” theory

By holding Jagmohan accountable for the Kashmiri Pandit exodus, Azad attempts to cast the hero of the incident as a villain while exculpating the real culprits who perpetrated unimaginable enormities on Kashmiri Pandits and dragooned them to fled their dwellings.

Also Read

Congress has often displayed its unmitigated disdain for the Kashmiri Pandit (KP) community living in exile in their own country for almost 3 decades now. Congress has, in the past, outrightly denied the KP exodus and held pusillanimity of the community responsible for their own eviction from the state of Jammu of Kashmir.

Today, amidst the chaos gripping the valley, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad stirred a hornet’s nest by making a controversial remark demeaning the sacrifices made by the exiled KP community. Azad stated that the then Prime Minister of the country, VP Singh was coerced by the BJP to send Jagmohan as the Governor of the state to facilitate their exodus.

Azad appears to give a free pass to the jihadis who intimidated and killed scores of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. These jihadis were primarily responsible for the migration of the KP community.

Kashmiri Pandits who lived tell the tale say that provocative slogans such as “We want Kashmir, without the men but with KP women” and others were raised by the instigators against the KPs to instill fear among them. This consequently forced them to flee the ancestral land where they had been living for centuries. Kashmiri Pandits were accosted by these jihadis, their homes ransacked and their women raped and men murdered.

The militant cadres of Pakistani based terror groups, JKLF, Hizbul and members of local militia actively participated in hunting down the Kashmiri Pandit residents in the Valley as large sections of local population extended their support to the Jihadis targeting the KPs. A systematic attempt to effect demographic change in the valley was in progress as Kashmiri Pandits were ruthlessly eliminated from the very land they belonged.

There are countless first-hand accounts of the organised genocide being meted out on Pandits available on the Internet. In one such account, genocide survivor Vikas Raina lays bare his horrendous gut-wrenching tale of how masked Jihadis pumped 12 bullets into his father’s chest just because they were Kashmiri Pandits.


Amidst such an agonising turmoil, it was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Jagmohan Malhotra’s timely intervention that saved lives of lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits by rescuing them from the Valley besieged by zealots baying for their blood to the safer places in other parts of India. Jagmohan is hailed by many Kashmiri Pandits for evacuating them and their remaining family members from the Valley that was gradually descending into the clutches of Islamic militancy.

However, Ghulam Nabi Azad proceeded to undermine the tragedy befell upon the Kashmiri Pandits by holding their saviour in the dock. By saying that Jagmohan was responsible for the Kashmiri Pandit exodus, Azad not only exonerates the Jihadis of their horrifying crimes but also insults the tribulations endured and sacrifices made by the Kashmiri Pandits.

This is not the first time that Azad has expressed his contempt for the hardships suffered by Kashmiri Pandits. According to journalist Aditya Raj Kaul, in 2014 GN Azad prodded him to ask him about Jagmohan, just to slam the BJP.

The incident demonstrates the blithe insensitivity Azad attaches to the matter of Kashmiri Pandits’ exodus. A profoundly traumatising experience of a community that was deliberately targeted and evicted was reduced to a petty political issue by Azad. For Azad, the significance of the entire KP exodus incident lies in slamming the BJP for insisting Jagmohan’s appointment as the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir while turning a blind eye to the atrocities committed by Jihadis in connivance with a substantial section of the local population.

By holding Jagmohan accountable for the Kashmiri Pandit exodus, Azad attempts to cast the hero of the incident as a villain while exculpating the real culprits who perpetrated unimaginable enormities on Kashmiri Pandits and dragooned them to fled their dwellings. Azad considers the sanguinary genocide a myth as he continues to deny its occurrence.  Azad had previously uttered that Kashmir is a paragon of communal harmony, effectively whitewashing the Kashmiri Pandit genocide and encouraging the Islamic militancy in the Valley that endeavours to see Jammu and Kashmir as Islamic entity seceded from India.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

Trending now

Congress mouthpiece says ‘Muslims have sat quiet and subdued’: Here is how they are wrong and how their dog-whistling might not work

National Herald published an article that said that the first year of Modi Sarkar 2.0 has been the 'worst possible year' for Muslims in the country.

Is Safoora Zargar being unfairly kept in jail while she is pregnant? Here is what the law says

Safoora Zargar was denied bail and liberals on social media have been calling the order 'remorseless' and 'shameful'.

Media furthers a dangerous narrative, wrongly portrays scuffle between cops and a thug in Rajasthan as ‘India’s George Floyd moment’

There is a stark difference between the George Floyd murder and what happened in Jodhpur when police tried to control a thug who assaulted them

Justice for Bramsh Baloch: An Echo Of Revolution

The current incident of Bramsh Baloch has not only exposed the relation of Pakistani state with the burglars, killers, death squad members, but it also unveiled the hidden dirty faces of Parliamentarians

From December 2019 to Delhi riots 2020: Here is how Islamist mobs tampered with CCTV cameras to avoid detection as they went on rampage

During the Delhi anti-Hindu riots, Islamists broke CCTV cameras. Police also confirmed no CCTV footage was recovered fro Tahir Hussain's house

Muslim mob torched properties of Hindus till 24th Feb night, burnt Dilbar Negi alive: Fresh charge sheet against 12 in Delhi riots

According to the charge sheet, a Muslim mob came from Brijpuri Pulia side in northeast Delhi and unleashed violence, targeting properties of Hindus. The mob continued damaging Hindu shops and burnt them till late night on February 24.

Recently Popular

Times of India journalist Samina Shaikh tries to shame Hindus over the killing of pregnant elephant in Kerala

In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha has the head of an elephant and elephants are also considered holy.

“Your mother was Hindu, how can we trust you?” Read shocking revelations by the niece of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his family refused to believe the niece's allegations stating that they cannot trust the daughter of a Hindu.

Woman ‘protestor’ poops on an overturned police car in middle of riots in America. Watch the video (or maybe not)

A woman was seen defecating on a damaged police car in USA, an act video recorded and photographed by onlookers

GoAir fires trainee officer Asif Khan after screenshots of his Hinduphobic comment went viral on social media

GoAir has terminated the employment of one Asif Khan after his anti-Hindu offensive comments on social media went viral.

One suspect arrested in Kerala pregnant elephant death case, autopsy report reveals she could not eat for two weeks after cracker explosion in mouth

The forest department in Kerala has arrested one suspect in the case of death of a pregnant wild elephant in Kerala

After trying to rope in 2nd, 3rd-year MBBS students to manage Coronavirus patients, Maharashtra govt to punish medical interns if they get coronavirus

Medical interns in Maharashtra will be liable to repeat the internship for the quarantine period if they are infected with Coronavirus

Second Pinjra Tod activist Devangana Kalita booked under UAPA in the Delhi riots case

Pinjra Tod activist and JNU student Devangana Kalita booked under UAPA for Delhi riots, she is under judicial custody after her arrest

Hackers take down website of Maneka Gandhi’s NGO after she blamed people of Malappuram district for the death of pregnant elephant

The hackers put a message on the web page saying that Maneka Gandhi used the matter of elephant's death for dirty politics.

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh apologizes for casteist remark against Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuvraj Singh took to Twitter and expressed regret for the comment which was made during a conversation with Rohit Sharma.

Darbhanga, Bihar: Massive explosion in one Nazir’s house, locals suspect bombs and not firecrackers responsible for blast

Local residents in Darbhanga claimed that the explosion took place at Nazir's house while making bombs and not due to fire crackers.

Markaz management deliberately disregarded police instructions to send back its members, central govt tells SC

Markaz management did not inform about the Tablighi Jamaat gathering to authorities, centre tells SC in affidavit

Meerut police find that more than 13000 phones of Chinese manufacturer Vivo operating on single IMEI number, case registered against the company

When one Meerut Police officer gave his phone to cyber cell for checking, they found that more than 13000 phones have same IMEI number

Central audit team finds JNU officials guilty of committing fraud worth Rs 57 lakhs in the financial year 2017-2018

The DGCAE has recommended that criminal cases be lodged against the JNU officials for availing LTCs using fake bills.

Facebook user narrates the harrowing tale of his struggle to get tested for Coronavirus in Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi

Delhi man narrates how he was told by multiple hospitals and laboratories that Delhi govt has stopped Coronavirus testing for 2-3 days

Udaipur: Tribal youth Mukesh stabbed to death over a minor fishing dispute, Zafar, Saeed, Firoz and others arrested after 1000 villagers agitate

As the mob started swelling Udaipur police, fearing communal tension, went on high alert. Internet was snapped for 24 hours

Delhi riots case: Delhi police investigating the assets of accused Faisal Farooq and his links with Nizamuddin Markaz

Delhi riot accused Faisal Farooq was in contact with the people involved with the PFI and Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz

Connect with us