Nearly 59,000 Families Migrated From Kashmir Due To Militancy8 November 2010
New Delhi: Nearly 59,000 families are reported to have migrated from Kashmir following the outbreak of militancy in the 1990s and none of them has returned to the Valley till now, Government said. 'Due to the onset of militancy in the 1990's, 58,697 families are reported to have migrated from the Valley and are temporarily settled in Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country,' Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken said in a written reply to Lok Sabha. Giving details of the various measures taken for rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, he said 200 flats have been constructed at Sheikpora in Budgam district. Two model clusters in Matttan and Kheer Bhavani containing temporary shelters for Kashmiri migrants have 18 flats and 100 one-room tenements respectively, Maken said. Maken said no family has returned to the Valley and it is not possible to indicate any time line for the same.