01. COVER STORY

Organized Corruption amongst KPs

Organized Corruption amongst KPs

The tool of new destabilization Dr Ajay Chrungoo June 2012 On Feb 18, a local newspaper in Jammu reported that the officer in charge of the Relief Organisation as well as a joint venture firm M/S Mytas Rithwik were booked by the State Vigilance Organisation for causing wrongful  loss of over two

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02. EDITORIAL

Dialogue Between Predator And The Policy

Dialogue Between Predator And The Policy

June 2012 The feeling of outrage amongst all sections of internally displaced Kashmiri Hindus when the local media reported about the meeting between a group of Kashmiri Hindus and leaders of the separatists Hurriyat Conference in Srinagar recently is understandable. In fact the absence of outrage

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03. GUEST COLUMN

Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism

Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism

THE PLACE VALUE Panun Kashmir, Place and Oppositionism By  Dileep Kumar Kaul June 2012 Human beings do not get angry with others only. They get angry with their own selves as well. Courage is given to others and to one’s own self also. Compromises are made with ones own self and almost every

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04. VIEWPOINT

J&K Interlocutors’ report

J&K Interlocutors’ report

J&K Interlocutors’ report : A ‘compact’ to strengthen or weaken the bonds? By Ramesh Manvati June 2012 “…I will not let the Kashmiri Pandit community down. It is a shame that the community has been forced to live as refugees in their own country...”replied Dr. Dileep Padgaonkar i

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05. HISTORY

Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue

Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue

CONCERN Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue: PK Panun Kashmir Expresses Serious Concern On Lease Issue PK urges upon GOVERNMENT OF INDIA *             To awaken and announce its intention to reclaim Gilgat-Baltistan region. *             To claim Dardic dependc

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06. DOCUMENTS

Maharaja Hari Singh’s Letter to Mountbatten

TEXT OF LETTER DATED OCTOBER 26, 1947 FROM HARI SINGH, THE MAHARAJA OF JAMMU & KASHMIR TO LORD MOUNTBATTEN, GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA. My dear Lord Mountbatten, I have to inform your Excellency that a grave emergency has arisen in my State and request immediate assistance of your Governmen

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07. MEDIA INTERACTION

Transfer newly recruited KP youth to Jammu

Transfer newly recruited KP youth to Jammu

PANUN KASHMIR ACTIVITY Transfer newly recruited KP youth to Jammu : Panun Kashmir KS Correspondent June 2012 JAMMU, March 27: Press Brief of the press conference addressed by Panun  Kashmir Gen. Secretary Kuldeep Raina,  Sh. O.N.Trisal senior community leader,Sh. S.K.Kitchloo secretary Panun K

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08. MEDIA SCAN

Were Kashmiri Pandits Big Landlords?

Were Kashmiri Pandits Big Landlords?

By DN Dhar June 2012 When the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits was forced during 1989-90, a canard was spread that Kashmiri Pandits were big landlords and had ill-treated peasantry in the state. It  was lent credence by the political vested interests from Kashmir and some neo-illiterate politicians in

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09. SEMINARS

Indian Leadership of 1947 Lacked Courage and Grit

Indian Leadership of 1947 Lacked Courage and Grit

‘Invasion and Accession of Jammu and Kashmir—Crucial and Fateful Days Indian Leadership of 1947 Lacked Courage & Grit KS Correspondent June 2012 JAMMU, April 7: The leaders, academicians, journalists, and distinguished citizens belonging to the refugee and internally displaced communiti

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10. BOOK REVIEWS

Lahore - How it underwent Cultural cleansing after 1947

Lahore – How it underwent Cultural cleansing after 1947

By Dr. Ajay Chrungoo Many communities e.g. Palestinians, Jews, Tibetans, Sindhis, Kashmiri Hindus, have been banished from their homeland through an act of religiouscleansing. Invariably, the aggressor community resorts to cultural effacement in the aftermath of ethnic-cleansing to deny that the v

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11. CULTURE

PRAKASH, organizes a day long interaction with the eminent writers

PRAKASH, organizes a day long interaction with the eminent writers

June 2012  “Kashmiri Pandits belong to the Kathak School of the Krishna Yajurveda”, Dr.Shashi Shekher Toshkhani. Prakash- a Panun Kashmir initiative for the promotion of Kashmiri Art,Science  and History organized a day long interactive session at the Press club, Jammu with the eminent sch

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12. PHILOSOPHY

Indian Philosophy-A Synoptic View-III

Prof. M.L. Koul June 2011 Rigveda It is the first written record of mankind and its hymns though addressed to various gods contain seed ideas that are essentially philosophic in content. It provides an amazing insight into that hoary past of which minimum or negligible records and notices are ava

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13. RITUALS

Maha Shivratri-Revisiting Kashmiri Ritual Variants-XV

Maha Shivratri-Revisiting Kashmiri Ritual Variants-XV

By Upender Ambardar June 2012 The ritualised traditions associated with the festival of Shivratri are expressions of  reinforcement of collective socio-religious values and beliefs, which lend a firm sense of group identity to the community, fondly opined Sh. Mohan Lal Raina, an original inhabita

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14. PILGRIMAGE

Who discovered Amarnath ?

By  M.M. Munshi It has been clearly documented in history that Amar Nath Shrine has been visited by pilgrims since ancient times including a ruler of Kashmir between 34 BC and 17AD . (Kalhana’s Rajtarangini Book II . Verses 130-141). Narrative of Amarnath Mahatmyas and other related compos

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15. HERITAGE

Bibi Nani of Baluchistan

By Sanjay Godbole There is a small village called Kolpur at a distance of 25 Kilometers towards South from Quetta the capital of Baluchistan. It is situated just near the entrance of the ‘Bolan’ pass. The river ‘Bolan’ stems from here only. Evidences of many ancient human settlements have c

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16. MEMOIRS

Rajouri Did Not Even Receive A Condolence

By P.N. Raina Genocide and Exile are two terrible words. Those who experience it can never get it out of their minds so long as they are alive. Reliving these events through narratives, oral or historical, is more than recording history an attempt to come to terms with the self. ‘Rajouri Remembe

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17. YOUTH CORNER

Demystifying ethnic cleansing and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits

By Varad Varenya November 2011 Different versions of Kashmir in political, social and religious context are nothing new. Mr. Aditya Sinha’s article “Kashmiri Pandits, Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian hypocrisy” that appeared in Daily News & Analysis (DNA) on 31st July 2011 prompted me to wri

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18. TRIBUTES

Antartica Hero Shri MK Kaul passes away

By L.C. Kaul The Antartica Hero, affectionately known to his large circle of friends and admirers as 'DOD', left for his heavenly abode, on 18/2/2008, after having suffered a sudden brain haemorrhage, on 10/2/2008. His untimely and tragic demise has left all his relatives, friends and colleagues dum

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19. CHRONOLOGY

Chronology of Events

July 2011-October 2011 Issue July 9:    A JeM commander Ahsan Bhai and his associate were killed in an encounter at Hajan Payeen, Rajpora in Pulwama. Interlocutors visited Reasi and Kathua. Mufti Mohd Sayed asked India and Pakistan to demonstrate flexibility and involve Kashmiris in talks. GOC

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20. MISC TOPICS

Jagti Township Sans Basic Parameters

Jagti Township Sans Basic Parameters

MASS PUBLIC RALLY Jagti Township Sans Basic Parameters: PK KS Correspondent June 2012 Jammu, Mar 12: A mammoth gathering was organised by Panun Kashmir,Jagti Unit at the Jagti township,Nagrota. A large number of Kashmiri pandit refugees participated in the programmee organised by Panun Kashmir a

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