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Apr 18, 2009

A Wolf scared of the lamb!!!

After eliminating the minority Kashmiri Pandits from the valley of Kashmir by executing the worst kind of ethnic cleansing known in modern history, and thereon rewriting to distort the history of Kashmir to ensure complete Talibanisation of Kashmir (read here and here), the majority community still feels threatened by the people in exile...

That must be a rare case where the pirahana is scared of the small fish... and thereby claiming that the small fish isn't a creature of the water at all... Or its just the next step in their process of denying Kashmiri Pandits any rights to Kashmiri identity...
First hound them out of the valley...
then, erase their signs from the valley...from the history of Kashmir
finally deny them any rights to their roots...

Otherwise - what justifies the audacity with which a Kashmiri Pandit is being "charged and accused of - for the crime of cooking and serving Kashmiri Cuisine..."

Does Mr Ovees Qadir mean to say that you have to be a Muslim to cook Kashmiri food...?

And if he is worried about the brand-Kashmir being destoryed by immitation products from other areas - he better first walk into the thousands of "Kashmiri handicraft" shops that have mushroomed at all tourist destinations you can imagine of in India or on any high-street in any Indian city... These shops run by his bretheren are the biggest and most brazen con-acts exported by Kashmir. These shops run by Kashmiri's sell anything and everything labelling it as "Kashmiri Handicraft" and you are bound to get ripped off an arm and leg even for a fake Pashmina or a low quality carpet. Mr Ovees seems to have no issues with his folks passing off cheap 'raffal' off as Pashmina to the unknowning customers - who repose their misplaced faith in the brand Kashmir, he seems to be championing the cause of.

Mr Ovees - I have a Kashmiri Kangri, a kashmiri samavar and many other Kashmiri things at home.
Please inform me how/where do I have to pay Jizia tax for buying a right to keep this Kangri at home...?

Rising Kashmir:: Kashmir traders echo fear of brand Kashmir hijack

"Srinagar April 15: Claiming that hotelier in Mumbai is offering Wazwaan and simultaneously training the would-be chefs on how to prepare the world famous Kashmiri cuisine, food processing unit holders are seeking Geographical Indication (GI) status for the cuisine.
“We have reports that in Mumbai’s Andheri West, a Kashmir-born migrant Pandit has been training people about the preparations of Wazwaan. That too from the past five years,” Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK), Secretary Ovees Qadir Jamie said. (Read full article here)

(pic courtesty:http://ikashmir.net/culture/)

Fate of Minorities under Islamic rule...Nizam-e-Mustafa or Nizam-e-Adal...

On those dark winter nights of January 1990, when the chill of the chilay-kalaan was frozen by these blood-freezing slogans of the Islamic fundamentalist masses flooding the streets of Srinagar...

“Yahan kya chalega – Nizam E Mustafa” (What will rule Kashmir – Rule of Allah)

“La ilah Illalah – Pakistan banega Insalaah” (Praise to God! Kashmir will be Pakistan)

"Kashmir mein agar rehna hai, Allah-o-Akbar kehna hai" (Only those who believe in Allah - (only Muslims) can live in Kashmir)

“Aes gacche’ Pakistan, Batav ros’ te’ batnev saan” (we want Kashmir – without Pandit men, but with their womenfolk)

“Battav ya raliv, chaliv nate’ galiv” (O Pandits – either join us, flee or die)

… the miniscule minority of Kashmir (Kashmiri Pandits) had a life-changing dilemma facing them. The nightmarish decision of choosing to stay put in the valley to live through the nightmare under Islamic Jihadi frenzy risking our identity, lives and honour OR opting for survival and upholding our identity...

And we chose the latter… For years thereon, there has been ridicule heaved on Kashmiri Pandits for this choice, by various communities who have a misplaced sense of machismo… But the fact remains – something only a community which have lived it can know – an unarmed miniscule 2% minority is helpless and defenseless before a huge majority baying for your blood – armed with sophisticated weapons and brainwashed by zealots to wage Jihad in the name of religion…

Today, history repeats itself… not in very distinct measure. The minorities in Pakistan are facing the same survival threat – yet again at the hands of the same zealots that ravaged the peace of Kashmir

Some have made the choice of exodus to save their honour… (Read here)

And now more are being forced to buy their survival…

Sikhs Pay Rs 20 Million as 'Tax' to Taliban in Pak
Sikhs pay Rs 20 million in 'tax' to Taliban in Pak's Aurakzai

Sikhs pay Rs 20m 'tax' to Taliban in Pak's Aurakzai

16 Apr, 2009 1217hrs IST PTI

ISLAMABAD: Members of Pakistan's minority Sikh community living in the restive Aurakzai tribal region have paid Rs 20 million as "tax" to the Taliban after militants forcibly occupied some of their homes and kidnapped a Sikh leader.

The Taliban had demanded Rs 50 million as 'jizia' - a tax levied on non-Muslims living under Islamic rule - but the militants finally settled for Rs 20 million.

After the amount was paid on Wednesday, the militants vacated the homes they had taken over and released Sikh leader Saiwang Singh, officials in the tribal region near the northwestern city of Peshawar were quoted as saying by the Daily Times newspaper.

The officials said the Taliban had announced that the Sikhs were now free to live anywhere in Aurzakzai Agency. The militants also announced they would protect the community, saying that no one would harm them after they had paid jizia.

Sikhs who had left the area would now return to their homes and resume their business, the officials said.

The militants had occupied at least 10 homes of Sikhs in Qasimkhel village on Tuesday. About 35 Sikh families have been living in Qasimkhel for many years.

The Taliban demand for jizia was resolved at a jirga or council held yesterday through the efforts of local tribal elders. The militants had said the Sikhs should pay jizia in accordance with Shariah or Islamic law”