Kashmiri Pandits Stage Protest At Jantar Mantar

03/05/2015 3:52 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Kashmiri Hindus, known as Pandits, from the Youth Wing All India Kashmiri Samaj hold placards and participate in a protest against the Jammu and Kashmir state government for the non-implementation of the Prime Minister’s employment package for displaced Kashmiri migrants in Jammu, India, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

NEW DELHI -- Demanding their rehabilitation in the Kashmir Valley, Kashmiri Pandits held a protest at Jantar Mantar here on Sunday.

The protest -- "We protest, 25 years of exile, 25 years of denial" -- saw thousands of Kashmiri Pandits coming together to share their plight. Slogans against the separatists were voiced at the demonstration.

"We want to go back home in Kashmir. The government's job is to protect us," said a protester, adding that separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani should be arrested.

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The agitators expressed their wish that the government should take their opinion while chalking out any plan for them.

"Everyday we are listening to one proposal or another about Kashmiri Pandits, but thee government does not ask us what we want. I request the government of India whatever it has to decide about us, please ask us," said a protester at Jantar Mantar.

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