As solidarity with the Kashmiri struggle grows, we will need to arm ourselves to respond to the accusations of Hindutva activists who are at least as rabid as Zionists & Assadists. Among their favorite weapons against Kashmiris is the history of conflict involving Kashmiri Pandits (Hindus) in the 1990s. It’s an issue very difficult to get reliable information about & when I first studied it had the poorest resources, all of which claimed Pandits were the victims of a Kashmiri Muslim genocide. That would mean Muslims took time out from defending themselves against colonialism & occupation to carry out another genocide against Hindus. It’s been an effective propaganda, so effective that it was used against Rohingya in Arakan state, claiming they took time out from fighting the Burmese genocide to form death squads against Hindus in the state.
This interview by David Barsamian of Indian filmmaker Sanjay Kak, himself a Pandit, is one of the clearest & most politically astute elaborations of the conflict involving Kashmiri Pandits in the 1990s: