New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir government has been requested to identify suitable land in the Kashmir Valley where the migrants could be rehabilitated, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
This was stated by Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir while replying to a written question by Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, who had asked about the status of government’s plan for setting up a ‘composite township’ for displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants.
There are 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrants who had to leave the Valley due to militancy in early 1990s. Of these, 40,000 families are in Jammu, 20,000 in Delhi and remaining 2,000 in rest of the country.
“The state government of Jammu and Kashmir has been requested to identify suitable land in Kashmir, where the Kashmiri migrants could be rehabilitated,” the minister said in his reply.