Ra­j­nath Singh asks J&K govt to re­hab 62,000 Kash­miri mi­grants

Accommodation Times - - Nation - By Staff Re­porter

Jammu and Kashmir state gov­ern­ment is to re­ha­bil­i­tate Kash­miri mi­grants and for the pur­pose they are find­ing suit­able land to build home for them. State gov­ern­ment ini­ti­ated the move after Union Home Min­is­ter Shri Ra­j­nath Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir State Gov­ern­ment to re­ha­bil­i­tate the mi­grants. In a let­ter ad­dressed to the Chief Min­is­ter Shri Omar Ab­dul­lah re­gard­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion scheme, the Union Home Min­is­ter has sug­gested that land may be iden­ti­fied near the na­tive places they mi­grated from. He also ad­vised that such ar­eas should be se­lected keep­ing in view the avail­abil­ity of ad­e­quate se­cu­rity in close prox­im­ity of the place. At present there are about 62,000 regis­tered Kash­miri mi­grant fam­i­lies in the coun­try, who mi- grated from the Kashmir Val­ley to Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the coun­try due to on­set of mil­i­tancy in the state of J&K in early 1990s. Shri Ra­j­nath Singh fur­ther men­tioned that the Union Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to fa­cil­i­tate the re­turn of the Kash­miri mi­grants to the Kashmir Val­ley and their proper re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion. A sum of Ru­pees 500 crore has been ear­marked in the Union Bud­get 2014-15 for this pur­pose, the Home Min­is­ter added.

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