Tamil Diplomat

Kashmiri Pandit exodus: Convert, leave or be killed, the dreaded sermon haunts 26 years later

It has been 26 years since the Kashmiri Pandits living in Jammu and Kashmir faced one of their worst nightmares. January 19, 1990, changed everything for them. On that day, mosques issued declarations that the Kashmiri Pandits were kafirs. The males in particular were given a directive, ‘either convert, leave or get killed’. That sermon changed everything.