Canada-based scientist takes up study on ‘genetic changes’ among Kashmiri Pandits post exodus


As the Kashmiri Pandits are set to complete 33 years of their exodus from the Valley in January next year, a Canada-based scientist has launched a study on the “genetic changes” among members of the community over the past three decades.

“I am doing this project with the help from the newly established Jonaraja Institute. It was my dream to study the change of pattern of the genetics and DNA,” Dr Archana Koul, who is currently working as scientist at a drug major in Canada, told PTI here.

Jonaraja Institute of Genocide and Atrocities Studies, an online venture by a group of Kashmiri Pandit intellectuals, was officially launched here on December 18 to provide a platform to the people desirous of working on the subject.