January 18, 2014
Pousha Krushna Trutiya, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
SRINAGAR — Government in Indian administered Kashmir has said it will take all measures to ensure ‘dignified’ return of displaced Hindu minority members who left the Valley at the outbreak of insurgency in 1989.
Sajad Ahmed Kichloo, a minister in the government led by National Conference, said the government will take all measures to make congenial atmosphere in the Valley for dignified return of Hindu migrants to their homes.
“No stone will be left unturned to address their genuine grievances and hardships. All the necessary measures will be taken to build a sense of confidence among the migrants before they are properly rehabilitated to the Valley,” Mr Kichloo who heads Home, Industries and Commerce and Tourism ministries told a delegation of JK National Conference Minority Cell on Thursday.
He said the Pandit community was part of the rich culture and ethos of Kashmir and the idea of “Kashmiryat” was incomplete without Pandits.
The delegation sought political empowerment of the Pandit community by reservation of two seats in the State assembly, updated voter list of migrants, enhancement of cash relief upto Rs 10,000 and special recruitment drive for the migrant youth in state’s Police department along with rehabilitation of sick industrial units owned by the community members.