JAMMU, Mar 23: On the occasion of 20th Anniversary of 24 Nadimarg Massacre of March 24 in 2003 Arde Narishwar, Trust Nadimarg organized a Shradhanjali Sabha in their memory today.
On the occasion rich tributes were paid to these martyrs at Geeta Bhawan Muthi, near here.
The floral tribute were paid by Swami Radesh Das Ji and he performed Shanti Path while highlighting the philosophy of Karma Yoga.
Among those who paid tribute included Vijay Bakaya, former Chief Secretary J&K, Ajay Bharti, ex-MLC, Bushan Lal Bhat, ex-MLC, M.K. Yogi, H.L. Bhat, Moti Lal Bhat, Chand Ji Bhat and other people from different walks of life of the community.
It was on this day in 2003 when terrorists struck in the mid night in this village and killed these innocent people which includes 11 men, 11 women and two infants. Kashmiri separatists movement against India has given Kashmiri Pandits blood ridden bodies and exodus as a gift for being nationalists, said a survivor of the massacre.
He said till date none of the perpetrators has been punished rather stories are made to satisfy that the alleged perpetrators have been killed in encounters of which in real no record exists. He said Nadimarg is one of these incidents as an example that has torn apart the claim of fake co-existence and secularism which is being boosted by everyone in Kashmir whether from mainstream or from separatist camp.
These innocent victims were those who continued to live at their place even after majority of the community left the Kashmir Valley because of forced exodus. Since 19 years have passed but nothing has been done to punish the culprits and justice has not been provided to the victims.
The proceedings were conducted by Priyanka Bhat.
The vote of thanks was presented by Bushan Lal Bhat Chairman Arde Nareshwar Trust Nadimarg.
Former Chief Secretary, Vijay Bakaya while paying tribute said though the wounds inflicted on community by the forces inimical to peace and brotherhood have healed but their scars are still visible. He while expressing his satisfaction that despite facing the turmoil and pangs of migration, community worked hard to overcome the adversity and carve out a niche for itself.
However he stressed on unity in the community for its rights.
H L Bhat, while paying tributes to the martyrs said they laid down their lives for the national cause and for our tomorrow. He said the day is not far away when the displaced people will be resettled in Kashmir as they have full faith in the leadership and dynamism of PM Narendra Modi. He termed the inauguration of Sharda temple at Teetwal on LoC a great milestone in this regard and this way the Modi Government has conveyed the world that PoJK is the integral part of India which is under forcible occupation of Pakistan.
Ex MLC B L Bhat and M K yogi while paying tributes stressed on unity in the community.
Tribute paid to Nadimarg victims