Jyeshtha Krushna Shashthi
Pune (Maharashtra): Photo-exhibition devised by FACT on oppression of Kashmiri Hindus was held at Saraswati Mandir Vidyalaya during 21st and 22nd June 2008 between 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. by ‘Kashmiri Pundit Youth Forum’ (KPYF)
There were 27 charts giving information on atrocities on Kashmiri Hindus displayed in the exhibition. More than 300 people visited the exhibition in 2 days.
On 25th January 1998, 23 innocent Hindus were killed by terrorists in ‘Vanadhama’ village in Kashmir among them were 4 small children, 9 women and 10 men; but Jammu and Kashmir Government declared this case as null and void as none of the offenders could be nabbed by them. (It is not the indifference of State Police or the then Congress Government responsible for not finding a single accused but it is their support to Muslim terrorists that helped them to run away. What action are Hindus going to take to change this situation? – Editor)
The exhibition was held with the purpose that the case should be re-opened, killers should be convicted and Indian Hindus become aware of such incidents. Human Rights Commission and Jammu-Kashmir Government will be given an appeal letter for which signatures of visitors to the exhibition along with their names, addresses have been collected. The signature campaign was even carried out at Delhi, Bangalur and Jammu.
On the Sunday evening at 6.00 p.m., Kashmiri Hindus from Pune came together at the venue of the exhibition and paid homage to the people killed in the massacre by observing 2 minutes silence. Shri. Rohit Bhat, a member of the organization said that the Government should take action in the matter and appealed to Hindus from all over the nation that they should become aware and alert to the happenings.
Source: ‘Daily Sanatan Prabhat’