May 2016 News

CM Mehbooba Has Agreed To Composite KP Townships: GoI

27 May 2016
Kashmir Life

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday favoured creation of 'composite' colonies for Kashmiri Pandits in their home state and even suggested having some Sikh and Muslim families in these dwellings. 'In presence of Mufti Sahab (former CM Mufti Mohammed Sayed), we had discussed and he said that Kashmiri Pandits will be provided land for rehabilitation. After him, we have talked to Mehbooba Mufti (J&K Chief Minister) and she too has agreed to the composite colonies (proposal). She said she too wants that Kashmiri Pandits come (to JK) and there is no problem in having composite colonies. If along with Pandits, some Sikhs and Muslims even live here then what is the problem?' he said in an interview to a news channel. Talking to another channel, he said the 'situation has improved' in Jammu and Kashmir. 'Stone pelting incidents which means incidents of stone throwing that used to happen, have declined by 50 per cent and as far as the question of rehabilitation is concerned we are moving in that direction. But we have to work in cooperation with the state government in this regard,' he said.