Centre rules out composite townships for KPs in Kashmir

Centre rules out composite townships for KPs in Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 24: The Union government has no plan to set up composite townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, according to an RTI reply.

The Union home ministry’s reply came in response to a query on the matter by social worker Rohit Choudhary. Ram Krishna Swarnakar, director in the home ministry, said, “This ministry doesn’t have any plan to set up composite townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants.”

On the measures taken for the return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, Swarnakar said: “It is advised to you to seek the information directly from the state government of J&K”.

Kashmiri Pandits have been demanding the setting up of the townships for their rehabilitation in the Valley.

The RTI reply has come to light on a day the Centre’s special representative Dineshwar Sharma was to visit Jammu and Kashmir for his second trip to the state. Sharma is expected to visit migrant camps in Jammu and in the Valley, and listen to their problems.