Pandit properties encroached upon, sold, damaged: 28 in 7 districts

SRINAGAR: Contrary to the claims of various Pandit organizations that thousands of Pandit properties have been encroached upon, damaged or sold, a meeting chaired by Kashmir divisional commissioner Asgar Samoon was told that the number of such properties was 28 in seven districts of the Valley.
The meeting reviewed the “status of properties” of migrant Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.
Samoon was informed that a group of Pandits have approached the Supreme Court with complaints that their properties have allegedly been encroached, damaged or sold.
Srinagar tops the list with 12 such cases, followed by five in Budgam, four in Kulgam, three in Budgam, two in Baramulla and one each in Ganderbal and Pulwama.
Samoon directed the deputy commissioners concerned through video-conferencing to file a status report on the matter along with the action taken report so that the apex court could be informed about the details.