14th of September was the "Kashmiri Pandit Balidaan Diwas." The exiled Kashmiri Pandit (KP) community marks this day to mourn the first assasination of a KP leader i.e. Pandit Tika Lal Taploo back in 1989. This incident triggered the violence against the KPs in the Kashmir valley that led to a mass exodus of KPs from the valley. This year the event was to mark the 20 years of exile for the KPs. And it reflects the apathy of a long-wronged community.

Ranish Hangloo and Joydeep Hazarika