SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister and Member of the Lok Sabha, Farooq Abdullah, sought a probe by retired Supreme Court (SC) judges into the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) from the Kashmir valley in the 1990s.
“I have a firm belief that Kashmir is incomplete without KPs. I will support any mechanism to bring them back to Kashmir honourably,” Farooq said while responding to a query during a webinar hosted by Jammu-based Epilogue News Network on the theme, “Discerning old order delineating new order – a year after neutralisation of Article 370 and abrogation of Article 35-A.”
Farooq blamed the then Governor Jagmohan for the migration of KPs, saying he “took them away” on the false promise of ensuring their return within three months.
“It should be investigated by a sincere and honest judge of the SC and a team of judges…let them investigate and come out with their report. It will clear many minds around the globe, among the younger Kashmiri Pandits, that it was not Kashmiri Muslims who threw them out.