"Every massacre and fake encounter is mourned by public at large and a call for shutdown is proposed by the separatist camp. But during the last two decades, not a single separatist leader has ever proposed a shutdown against the massacres of Kashmiri Pandits," Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti president Sajay Tikoo said in a statement.
    
Tikoo said 23 Kashmiri Pandits, including a two-year-old boy, were killed at Wandhama in Ganderbal district on January 25, 1998.

"16 years have passed since this massacre by unscrupulous elements present in the Kashmiri society but nothing has been done by any camp, whether mainstream or separatist, to book the culprits," he said.
    
On the contrary, all the cases pertaining to killing of Kashmiri Pandits have been closed for different reasons, he alleged. Tikoo also hit out at migrant Kashmiri Pandits for only observing January 19 as the 'holocaust day' while ignoring the massacres that took place over a period of time.
    
He said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah should give a statement on the action taken in cases related to the killing of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.

(Agencies)

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