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Pandit

 

in India, the ancient honorary title of a learned Brahman well-versed in Sanskrit and in Hindu canonic literature. In Kashmir the term is applied to all members of the Brahman caste.

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New Delhi [India] March 9 ( ANI ): Jammu and Kashmir is incomplete without Kashmiri Pandits, said National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah on Friday.
The CMP stated that protecting and fostering ethnic and religious diversity by ensuring the return of Kashmiri Pandits with dignity based on their rights as state subjects and reintegrating as well as absorbing them in the Kashmiri milieu.
Pyaare Lal said that around 10,000 Pandits including migrants participated in Maha Kumbh Mela last week in Ganderbal and nobody was harmed, even Muslim brethren provided all sorts of help there.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq addressing a gathering in Srinagar said that Hurriyet leadership was very serious about return of Kashmiri Pandits.
There is good news for devotees who desire to obtain some sanctuary for some spiritual interest; however, they cannot because of unavailability of Pandits, traffic hazards during the city's busiest festivals.
I've been writing about the plight of the Pandits for over a decade now.
The Pandits have exhibited frequently at these galleries and others across India.
When he walked into the operation, "that was the first inserter I saw," Girish Pandit says of an old Harris 1372.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan 19 ( ANI ): The Kashmiri Pandits across the nation are observing 'Exodus Day' on Friday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the HCBA in a meeting of its Executive Committee in Srinagar observed that the Pandits were a part and parcel of the Kashmiri culture and could live in their native houses in the Kashmir Valley.
There has to be a piece of land where the Pandits would be resettled.
Agnivesh said Kashmir is known for its secular character and Kashmiriyat and the government should leave the issue of the return of the migrant Pandits to the people.