New Delhi, January 17: Scores of Kashmiri Pandits have taken to social media to post video of themselves repeating the "Hum Aayenge Apne Watan" dialogue from an upcoming move Shikara. The film, made by noted director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, narrates the plight of pandit community of the Valley who were forced to flee their homelands in 1989-90. 'Israel Model' in Kashmir, Article 370 First Step: India's Consul General in New York Stirs Row; Watch Video.

Noted Kashmiri Pandits, including author Rahul Pandita, actor Chandan Sadhu, radio personality Khushboo Mattoo and writer Akhilesh Raina, posted videos of themselves "pledging to return home". Through their clips, they quoted the "Hum Aayenge Watan' dialogue from the movie Shikara. The footage went viral on Twitter with the hashtag #HumWapasAayenge.

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Journalist Aditya Raj Kaul

Radio Mirchi's Khushboo Mattoo

Actor Chandan Sadhu

Author Rahul Pandita

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The movie Shikara, which is a romantic feature film, highlights the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley over 30 years ago. Jammu & Kashmir was then plagued by an insurgency movement, which reportedly led to the targeted assault on Pandits living in the region. Scores from the community left their homeland and migrated to other parts of the nation. Over the last three decades, persistent demands have been raised to re-settle the Pandits in the Valley.

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