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Hindu community native to the Kashmir Valley

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Kashmiri Pandits: Hindu community native to the Kashmir Valley
The Kashmiri Pandits are a group of Kashmiri Hindus and a part of the larger Saraswat Brahmin community of India. They belong to the Pancha Gauda Brahmin group from the Kashmir Valley, a mountainous region located within the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmiri Pandits are Hindu Kashmiris native to the Kashmir Valley, and the only remaining Hindu Kashmiris after the large-scale of conversion of the Valley's population to Islam during the medieval times. Prompted by the growth of Islamic militancy in the valley, large numbers left in the exodus of the 1990s. Even so, small numbers remain.

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Never called anyone beggar: J&K LG denied Rahul Gandhi charge on Kashmiri Pandits

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Terrorist attacks in J-K: 6 Hindus, including 3 Kashmiri Pandits, among 21 locals killed in 2022

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Kashmiri Pandit killing: SC tosses out curative petition over 'mass murder'

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After Lashkar-supported group threatens to kill 56 Kashmiri Pandits, Centre reviews Jammu and Kashmir security situation

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Kashmiri Pandits protest leak of details of PM package employees


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Kashmir Fight, TRF mouthpiece, issues threat to 57 Kashmiri Pandit teachers

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'Don't shed crocodile tears' for Kashmiri Pandits': Shahnawaz Hussain hits out at Mehbooba Mufti


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Accession Day: BJP blames Nehru, Congress targets Modi govt for plight of Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir

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Congress demands white paper from Modi government on 'plight of Kashmiri Pandits'


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SC refuses to entertain plea seeking probe into killing of a prominent Kashmiri Pandit by JKLF in 1989


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J&K HC reopens closed case of 2003 Nadimarg massacre of 24 Kashmiri Pandits


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BJP blames ‘cowardly Pak ultras’ for Pandit killing, Congress targets Centre

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Asaduddin Owaisi slams Centre over recent killings of Kashmiri Pandits in J&K's Shopian

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Kashmiri Pandit killed in Shopian, Kashmir politicians condemn terror attack

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Hindu teacher Rajni Bala was killed by terrorists in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, sparking a wave of outrage in the UT.
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After the death of a Kashmiri Pandit teacher in Kulgam, protests erupted in Jammu by the community who called it a "cowardly act".
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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held a meeting with the senior officials of the concerned departments including BSES and PWD.
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