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of the valley saw the writing on the wall all
through these years. But they reposed a blind
faith in the Kashmiri Muslims and the respective
Central governments to whom they handed over their
destinities under a sacred trust. They stuck to
their belief in the 'Sufi-Rishi' tradition of
Kashmir which had in fact been the result of
accomodation and tolerance of the Hindus to the
invasion of foreign influences in the social mileu
in the valley.
The Muslims did not reciprocate these sentiments.
In the greatest betrayal in history, they went
ahead with a relentless and remorseless
elimination of the Hindus from all spheres of
activity and influence. Digging at the very roots
that had nurtured them for centuries, Muslims in
the valley indulged in an all out effort to finish
their Hindu counterparts. Armed military and
terrorism was the culmination of this process of
ethnic cleansing which started in the year 1947.