MHA writes to J&K on proposed Hindu colonies

| Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 21:39
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Ministry of Home Affairs, MHA, Centre, Jammu and Kashmir,  J&K, Kashmiri Pandits, valley,

New Delhi: Keeping up the pressure on Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government for getting land for the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought the details of the land identified by the state for the proposed colonies. 
This move by the MHA has come after large scale protest planned by separatists in J&K against colonies which will be made for the Kashmiri Pandits. 
The MHA wants the state government to identify the plot numbers with the specific location and current status of the land. 
Meanwhile, the state government in its response to MHA conveyed that it has identified a piece of land in the Baramulla district. 
Almost 20% of the Kashmiri Pandits left the valley as a consequence of the 1948 Muslim riots and the 1950 land reforms. This situation later worsened in the passing years as the Pandit population amounted to a mere 5 per cent of the total in the state. 

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