One day before 19th January that marks 30 years of the forced mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Kashmir valley the community took to social media to take a pledge. Twitter on Saturday saw #HumWapasAayenge trending as many took the pledge on the public platform.
With a movie on the issue titled ‘Shikara’ scheduled to be launched next month the dialogue from its trailer “Hum Wapas Aayenge” (We would Return) has been picked by the people and has been made a trending hashtag.
Many prominent personalities took to twitter to share their throwback pictures when they stayed happily in the valley before the exodus. The militancy in the late 80s and 90s forced this mass exodus with the community still waiting for its rehabilitation.
In October 2016 announced a compensation package for 5,300 displaced families from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) but the Kashmiri pandit’s were left out of the ambit of the scheme.
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In November of 2016, the central government rolled out a rehabilitation plan for a one-time settlement of over 36,000 displaced families of PoK- 1947 and Chhamb.
Inputs from ANI