NEW DELHI: A fresh controversy has started over the plan of the government to create ‘composite townships’ for the displaced Kashmiri pundits in the Kashmir valley.
According to National Conference, the move will be dangerous for the integrity of the state and country; however, separatist leader Yasin Malik quoting ‘Israel’s example, stated that a separate colony on the basis of religion will only create walls of hatred.
During his meeting with the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured that the state government will obtain and provide the land at the earliest for ‘composite township’ for displaced Kashmirir pundits in the valley.
Slamming the state government for its call, National Conference leader Ali Mohd Sagar called the move ‘dangerous for the country’.
“People in India talk of composite culture, which means people with dissimilar faiths can stay together,” said Yasin Malik threatening to start a protest against the planned move of the government.
On the other hand, Naeem Akhtar of PDP defending the plan said that the government is bound to ‘bring back the Kashmiri pundits who are a part of our life with honour and dignity’.
Currently, there are approximately 62, 000 registered Kashmiri migrants in India who have moved from the valley to Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the nation after the 1989 militancy in the state.