JAMMU: The PDP-BJP government has begun fresh registration of the people migrating from the Valley due to threat to their security following the 2016 Kashmir unrest.
“The fresh registration is being done for the people who have migrated (to Jammu) due to threat in Kashmir following 2016 Kashmir unrest,” Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner Y P Suman said.
As per the reports, over 110 people of Muslim community have been registered as new migrants after “proper verification” by a screening panel in February this year. The fresh migrants are examined at the Relief Commissioner’s office for their registration as “fresh migrants.”
An order to this effect was issued by Financial Commissioner, Relief and Rehabilitation recently which said, “the Committee will recommend the registration of bonafide migrants who have migrated or may migrate due to threat to them or to their families from the militants.”
The recommendation for registration as migrant would be made subject to fulfilment of all the necessary conditions laid down by the government for registration of the migrants from time to time, the order said.
At present there are about 60,452 registered Kashmiri migrant families in the country with 38,119 of them living in Jammu, 19,338 living in Delhi and 1,995 others settled elsewhere.
Fresh registration of Muslims as migrants in wake of the 2016 Kashmir unrest has sent confusing signals to the migrant Kashmiri Hindus as the process has begun around the time the state legislature passed resolutions seeking return of Kashmiri migrants to valley, assuring them of honour and dignity.
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