A Kashmiri Pandit family braved all odds to stay back when militancy engulfed the Valley in 1990 but the devastating flood last month has forced to live them separately after losing everything including the roof over their heads.
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country`s border.
Delegations of Kashmiri Pandit organisations on Friday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday seeking the Centre`s intervention in allowing a pilgrimage to Kounsarnag Lak in South Kashmir, a day after locals had protested against the event.
Panun Kashmir, a Jammu-based outfit representing displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Thursday said that the community itself will decide on the formula for a "separate homeland" in the Valley and no prescriptions would be accepted from any quarter.
Major Kashmiri Pandit outfits such as All India Kashmiri Samaj and Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) have given a call to the community members to support BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was the only political party which has been sympathetic towards its grievances.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by an organisation seeking jobs for Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley under the Prime Minister`s rehabilitation package for those who were forced to leave due to militancy.
A Kashmiri Pandit died when some assailants allegedly beat him after he tried to save his son from being abducted by them in Jagti town here, triggering protests by locals in the area, police said on Monday.