The Kashmiri Pandit Exodus: An Obliterated Chronicle

Heta Thakar and Vaishnavi Mishra
NMIMS University, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

The present study is a detailed analysis of the events of January 19, 1990 when a large group of Kashmiri Pandits were forced out of their homes in one of the biggest exoduses in the history of independent India. The study comprises doctrinal and empirical research on the concerned subject matter and aims to address the gaps. The main objective of the paper is to find out the reasons behind this incident and it being a hushed down topic in the social and political discourse of India and why it was not addressed internationally despite the gravity of the crimes that were committed. The paper specifies the reasons of the eviction, the effects, governmental action taken at national and number of perinternational level and concludes with suggestions on how it could have been addressed better. 

Keywords: Human Rights, Human Rights Violations, Kashmiri Pandit, Jammu Kashmir, Domicile Law, Article 370 & 35A, Exodus, Genocide, Crimes against Humanity.