Washington (USA) – Marking the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the Kashmir Valley in 1990 due to threats and killings by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists, American actress and singer Mary Millben (Pictured on right) has said that her prayers are with the community as many continue to mourn the loss of their loved ones, homes and cultural presence.
Every year on 19th January, displaced Kashmiri Hindus hold several events in different parts of the world to commemorate the exodus of the community (as ‘Holocaust Day’) from the Kashmir Valley, recognising the resilience and noble spirit of the community.
“Religious persecution continues to escalate across the world. Today we remember the horror of Exodus Day – the exile of Kashmiri Hindus due to genocide and ethnic cleansing from Kashmir at the hands of Islamist terrorists. My prayers are with the Kashmiri Hindu community as many continue to mourn the loss of loved ones, homes and cultural presence”, Millben said.
“As a global citizen and woman of faith, my voice and platform will always stand for you, religious freedom and global policy that protects and preserves the exercising of faith”, she added.
Over the past couple of years, Millben has become highly popular in India & among Indian-Americans after she sang India’s National Anthem and devotional song ‘Om Jai Jagdish Hare’.