‘No Plan for Separate Townships for KPs’


JK Govt Reacts to Rajnath’s Statement

SRINAGAR: The State Government Wednesday said it was committed to bring back migrant Pandits to their native areas and even the Government of India has said that it has no plan for the  exclusive townships for the community.

Reacting to the statement of the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in which he had quoted Chief Minister saying that he will identify the land for rehabilitation of migrant Pandits and the proses will begin soon, Mufti Syed’s close confidant and education minister Naeem Akhtar said that the J&K government is committed to restore the plural character of Kashmiri society and the idea of settling up migrant Pandits in separtae zones is not being pursued at all.

Akhtar remarked that even the GoI has made it clear in the past that it has no plan to settle migrant pandits in exclusive townships or isolated pockets.

Pertinently, union home minister Rajnath Singh said that the GoI is aware of the problems being faced by the people of the state, be it that of Kashmiri Pandit community, or that of the refugees from West Pakistan or Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, or that of the migrants from border areas and that Centre was considering these problems and was working to resolve them soon.

Infiltration in J&K Down: Rajnath

JAMMU: The Centre today said infiltration from across the border has come down as compared to previous years while there has been an increase in the number of militants killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to reporters here, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also said that Pakistan has been given befitting reply by India whenever it has resorted to ceasefire violation.

“Our security forces are there in the Valley to deal with them (militants) but I want to tell you that infiltration (from across the border) has come down as compared to previous years,” the minister said.

He further said that more terrorists have been killed by the security forces this year as compared to previous years.

“More area commanders of Lashkar-e-Taiba and other terrorist outfits have been killed this year. We will never compromise with the security of the country,” he said.

On ceasefire violations from across the border, Singh said, “Though we want to have cordial relationship with Pakistan, there is a limit to everything. Tolerance has its limits.

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