Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Cancerous Pandit


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The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is a graphic novel by American cartoonist Will Eisner
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An archive of anti-Kashmiri Pandit propaganda popular in Kashmir propagated by a certain intellectual class that directly befits from it.

Kashmir based magazine "Kashmir Narrator" has been trying to carry forward a discussion on the question of Kashmiri Pandit rehabilitation. The discussion is build around opinions sought and given by Kashmiris of the two communities and belonging to various cross section of society and ideological divide. The November 2016 issue had opinion from a lot of Pandits. I was among the people who voiced their opinion.

February 2017 issue carries the opinions of the majority community from valley. Among the opinions and be found some interesting dictats with the usual noise about "Kashmir Banega Palestine", and among those dictats stands out, like a dagger in a bleeding heart, this neurotic piece by a government employee who passes himself off as a Historian.



It starts off innocently calling future Pandit habitation cancer and then without provocation goes on to explain how every single pandit can be a potential cancer for Tahreekis.

Which reminds me of this sincere letter that was published a local Kashmiri newspaper back in 1991. "thwart any attempt by Pandits to return to the valley. Pandits have been cancer and once this cancer has been removed it should not be allowed to reappear."
The irony is that the cover of this Kashmir based magazine carries image of Geelani who wants Kashmir banega Pakistan while the back side of the magazine carries an advertisement for real estate in Gurgaon.


Some more opinions from the same issue of the magazine


When your limited exposure to cinema makes you too honest about your politics and propaganda. Bilal A Jan assisted Vidhu Vinod Chopra in making the first sleek masala thriller on Kashmir conflict, "Mission Kashmir" (2000) and has made documentaries financed by Public Service Broadcasting Trust of India.

According to him, it's not a matter of where Kashmiri Pandits settle...infact Pandits need to learn to shut up. If you are not ready to be held hostage, stay out. At least learn something from the Sikhs of Kashmir. For your heart shall be judged.



When you are a media veteran... capable enough to put an extra spin to the old yarn.
 Kashmiri Pandits of a certain older generation would recall Bashir Arif as someone associated with popular radio drama "Zoon Dub". Not many would know him as an accused in sexual harassment case.

According to this brethren of pandits...Kashmiri Pandit exodus was manufactured in 1990 so that in 2020 kashmiri Pandits would be resettled in colonies to spite Kashmiri muslims and to create Israel. And yes, ask about custodian property.... Property belonging to Muslims which is still being kept safe even after 65 years of partition while nothing could be done to save the Kashmiri pandit property in last 27 years.


When you are a political expert and have to come up with something beyond Palestine simile...when you are aware of "native" claim of Kashmiri pandits...you come up with African American simile. Yes...go ahead...Imagine an America in which all the African Americans have been sent off to Africa. Or better still imagine all the Native American have been sent off from North America to South America. Imagine Native American asking for native settlements in North America and native right to self determination living in South America. Imagine a society run by KKK deciding all the things for them.

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I am going add some more notable exemplary specimen of conspiracy theorists and professional hatemongers from Kashmir.


Here's how you review a book on Kashmiri Pandit experience in exile. The book in question: "A Long Dream of Home". I know most of the contributors to this anthology, including the one who still stay in Kashmir. I was asked to be one of the contributors, somehow I couldn't get myself to write about it.


So, here's how you review. You don't read the book (cause you are saving money), you just vomit all over it. All the accusations are usual that most Pandits are now used to. What stands out it the man who is making the claim, taking his timeout to spit bile on an Amazon review page.

This fellow, Abdul Majid Zargar, is a chartered accountant by profession. He is a regular contributor to Kashmir based dailies sticking to the old school Tahreeki line of thought. So far so good. The fellow however is also given a decent space by left journals like countercurrent.org and the well respected Economic and Political Weekly (EPW.in where I have also written in the past). At EPW he has co-authored letter with Anuradha Bhasin, the editor of Kashmir Times.

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Any ultranationalist movement needs a "parasitic" perennial villain. The fascists are and remain obsessed with parasites and creating a "clean" society in which no one will question their progrom. The language seldom betrays the emotion.

Antisemitic propaganda in Nazi Germany: on the left, a depiction of Capitalist/Communist Vermin in Der Stürmer, September 1944; on the right, a painting by Gustave Doré at an exhibition dedicated to the Wandering Jew in 1937–8

Below is a "sarcastic" response to Rahul Pandita's book on Pandit exodus "Our Moon has blood clots" where the respected author compares Kashmiri Pandits who talk about their rights to intestinal parasites who just can't stop scratching the ass.









The writer of the piece is editor of online newsite Kashmir Reader that was blocked temporarily in 2016  for advertising threats from Jihadi groups. This fellow gained acceptability and respect for he worked for Hindustan Times as an assistant editor and continues to write for them frequently.

[Update: 1 April 2017. The website has now taken down the "Worm" piece. 
Instead, replaced with a link to a piece that is supposed to critique of Rahul Pandita's book.
However, the original write up is still up as a Facebook note from Hilal Mir shared with friends . ]

Some more of educated bile from men who are supposed to be men of words:

Here are some comments to the original note. 




A man from Kerala contextualized it to his liking...he linked it to the satyrical tradition of O. V. Vijayan, a man whose satire took on the high and mighty and not the invisible minority, not the "other" by the "self". A Kashmiri Muslim Vijyan who writes about his own community's brute majoritarianism and lampooning it, is yet to arrive and even if he existed, would have be in exile like the Kashmiri Pandit community. 

Abir Bazaz, the filmmaker and professor at an American University, eggs him on. And in between likes a comment in which a random guy used the term "Daal-e-Dadwas" [Bowl of Dal-lentils], a historical prerogative that Kashmiri Muslims use for Kashmiri Pandits....for vegetarian Kashmiri Pandits are perennially cowards who when scared would shit their pants easily, hence the lentits. If "nigger" is a derogatory term for a black in America, in Kashmir, for Kashmiri Pandit you would use "Dal Batta" (Lentil Pandit) or "Dal Gadwa".

Abir is referring to the kings "turd" of Vijayan but at the same time liking a comment in which Pandits are called turds.




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A cartoon by Mir Suhail Ahmad Qadri for a local newspaper published on January 21, 2016. January 21 is date that most Kashmiri Pandits have fixed to remember their flight from Kashmir.

We see: The crying hoarse Pandit who exaggerates his suffering.



May be some more years and in Kashmir too we will have Holocaust Cartoon completion. Something that they already have in Iran.


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When you are Muslim rights activist but pretend to be general all purpose human right activists, running an organisation in Srinagar with "Asian" or "Jammu" in it...the general bigotry just seeps though...

This is plain talking from Khurram Parvez and the cheering crowd joins in.

Essentially if any Kashmiri Pandit calls Hizul Mujahideen fanactics, in Kashmir Pandits will be branded stupid fanatical agents.





Jehangir Ali is a reporter for Information Dept. of the J&K state and a general garden variety bigot who sometime also writes for Indian liberals online portals Quint etc.





Journalist Jahanamgir Jangur (verified twit) reporting if you haven't been tested for "goodness" in last six months, please report to the nearest Lashkar center for the "Good Pandit" certificate. Failure to do so would mean you deserve what is coming.

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1 comment:

  1. A venomous write up. This speaks volumes of hatred created by these muslims against Pandits. Blaming Jagmohan for their exodus repeatedly is commendable. They forget what trauma they have inflicted. They can't live in peace.

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