Kamal Hak fled his home in Kashmir in 1990, during an insurgency by Muslim separatists that wanted break free from India. Now Hak has cast his vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party because he said he believes its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, is the one who is really listening to the thousands of Kashmiri Pandits who were forced to abandon their homeland.
“I voted for the man, not the party,” Hak told Quartz. “He has fired the imagination of the people across the country.” The BJP has promised in several recent elections to return Pandits to Kashmir, but this is the first time Hak has voted for the party. He believes Modi will take action, he said…read it at Quartz.