Ground Report | New Delhi: Rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits; Asserting that Kashmiri migrants constitute part and parcel of Kashmir’s composite culture, Union Minister of AYUSH and Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal today affirmed that the Union government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very keen towards the welfare of Kashmiri migrants. He said that several concrete measures have been taken in order to ensure their rehabilitation so that they live in their homeland with peace and harmony.
Rehabilitation of Kashmiri pandits
The Union Minister made these remarks after laying the foundation stone of Transit Accommodation Camp at Khawjabagh Baramulla. The Transit camp, having the accommodation facility for about 337 families, shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 4032 lakh with a cost of Rs 12 lakh on each flat. About 50 kanals of land has been acquired for the purpose.
While terming the people of Kashmir having loving and accommodative nature, the Minister said that time has come when the people of different faiths and beliefs live with peace and prosperity. He said that unity in diversity, as envisaged in ‘Azadi ka Amrut Mohatsav” initiative, is the only unifying factor for a strong nation.
Feedbacks of different stakeholders
Pertinent to mention that the Union Minister, accompanied by top functionaries was on two day’s visit to Baramulla district as part of Union Government’s special public outreach programme which aims to evoke feedbacks of different stakeholders besides listening to their developmental aspirations and other concerns.
On the second leg of his visit, Sonowal met scores of delegations and deputations who apprised him about their demands and grievances.
He assured that the demands and grievances projected by the delegations have been taken note of and the same would be put up with Government at Union level as well as with Lieutenant Governor for their timely redressal.