and Hindu peoples of Kashmir have lived in relative harmony and friendliness
since the 13th century when Islam first became the majority religion in
Kashmir. The Sufi-Islamic way of life that ordinary Muslims followed in
Kashmir complemented the rishi tradition of Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus),
leading to a syncretic culture where Hindus and Muslims revered the same
local saints and prayed at the same shrines.
Periodically however, there have been rulers and leaders who have had a narrow view of Islam, and have subjected Hindu minorities to great cruelties and discrimination. The current armed secessionist movement in Kashmir mostly derives its inspiration from these people.
A canard is now being spread past few years by the secessionist-terrorists and their sympathizers that in 1990 Kashmiri Pandits left Kashmir willingly, having been "tricked" by then Jammu and Kashmir Governor Jagmohan. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The fact is that Kashmiri Pandits were driven from their homeland after a campaign of intimidation and harassment was launched against them by the military-wing of the secessionists. Kashmiri Pandits were forced from their hearths and homes at the point of gun. The objective of this ethnic cleansing was to create a minority free Kashmir valley where the goal of Islamization could be easily forced on the ordinary people. The books and articles below will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the genesis of the current political situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
by Prof. L. N. Dhar
by Dina Nath Raina
by Jia Lal Kilam
A Bitter Saga of Religious Conversion
by Narender Sehgal
Unraveling the Mystique
by Mohan Lal Koul
Atrocity and Terror
by Mohan Lal Koul
by Bal Raj Madhok
A Chronicle of Mediaeval Kashmir
translated by K. N. Pandit
by Dr. M. K. Teng and C. L. Gadoo
by Mohan Krishen Teng
by Mohan Krishen Teng, Ram Krishen Kaul Bhatt, Santosh Kaul
by M. L. Kotru
Kashmir in a historical outline
by Dr. Subhash C. Kak
by Anil Maheshwari
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