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"There will be another migration of Kashmiri Pandits because we are not safe in Kashmir," yelled a visibly enraged protester at one of the many agitations that have been breaking the carefully crafted silence on Kashmir.
The killings have also forced around 100 Kashmiri Pandits to flee Kashmir. While around 5,900 of them have been given jobs under the Prime Minister's employment package, less than one-fifth of them reside in secure accommodation.
The sum of all these issues – the overarching one being security – has led to demands that Kashmiri Pandits be posted to safer locations outside Kashmir where "they can live in peace."
The Quint's upcoming documentary focuses not only on the struggles of those left behind in the cramped quarters of Jammu, but also on those who returned to the valley – only to leave again.