Former PM Rajiv Gandhi’s indifference about the plight of Kashmiri Hindus

BJP leader MJ Akbar’s accusation

Editorial comment

It is an open secret that Congress always ignored and blocked the fact of ‘the oppression of Kashmiri Hindus’. Such a party should be consigned to History.

New Delhi – Senior journalist and BJP’s Rajya Sabha member MJ Akbar spoke  about Congress’ then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s indifference to the exodus and the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. Reminiscing about the reply of the then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on this issue MJ Akbar said, “I raised the question to the Government. At that time, he said, ‘Farooq Abdullah’s Government is in power in Kashmir. How can we interfere ? He [Abdullah] was his [Rajiv Gandhi] friend at that time.”

Speaking to ANI, Akbar said, ‘I was heartbroken by the events that had happened during the exodus of the Kashmiri Pandits. When I recall the events, I feel shaken to the core. I could not see how a community had to live as a refugee in their own country. This is unfortunate.’