Provide land to Kashmiri pandits: Rajnath writes to Omar

published on September 8, 2014

The Centre on Friday asked the government of the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir to identify “suitable land” for the rehabilitation of some three lakh Kashmiri Pandits who migrated from the Kashmir Valley in the early 1990’s due to militancy.

The Narendra Modi Government has committed itself to the return of some 62,000 Kashmiri Pandit families with “full dignity” to their homes in the Valley and has earmarked Rs.500 crore for this in the 2014-15 Union budget.

At present, there are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families who migrated from the Kashmir Valley to either Jammu, Delhi or to other parts of the country after the onset of militancy in the border state.

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