Kashmiri youths and netizens have consistently blamed Jagmohan – the former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir for the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits. Even though my exiled Pandits never agreed to Jagmohan conspiracy theory and blamed the Pakistan sponsored militants for their trauma, but netizens would never budge.
Prior to the pious Mata Kheer Bhawani annual Mela, a top Kashmiri journalist – Bashir Manzar has come in support of Kashmiri Pandits and debunked the Jagmohan conspiracy theory. And many Kashmiri Muslims expressed their support for his Manzar’s tweet and the Pandit community welcomed his statement.
On the auspicious occasion of Mela Kheer Bhawani, let me confess as an individual Kashmiri Muslim – I failed my Pandit community in 1990. I admit and I apologise. No Jagmohan theories.
— Bashir Manzar (@bashirmanzar) June 9, 2019
The Exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was an unfortunate incident which took place in beginning of1990 when most of the Kashmiri Pandit families were asked to leave from the Kashmir valley due to the sudden outburst of terrorism. Lakhs of Kashmiri Pandits families fled their homes during that ill-fated event.
We all failed them; not only them, we failed our own selves. Jagmohan conspiracy is a dud. We, as a society, failed all those who suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of unseen hands. #Zyestashtami.
— Mushtaq Dar (@mushtaqdar) June 10, 2019
Your confession here has lessened our pain and agony to some extent. At least someone has dared to accept the reality and that too publicly which will go a long way in bridging the ever-widening gap between the two communities. Kudos to you Bashir Sahab 🙏. God bless you.
— Narinder Happa【नरेन्द्र हप्पा】 (@HappaNarinder) June 10, 2019
According to the Indian government, more than thousands of families are listed as Kashmiri refugees including some Sikh and Muslim families. These families were resettled in Jammu, Delhi-NCR, and other neighbouring states. Only a few hundred families of Kashmiri Pandits continued to live in the Kashmir valley.