‘Economic security must for KPs return’
Jammu, Dec 5: Stating that economic security was an essential ingredient in the rehabilitation and return of Kashmiri Pandit migrants to the valley, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Sunday said progress had been achieved in creating sense of security in them for return to their native place.
Addressing migrants at a function held here to distribute appointment orders for government jobs to the candidates selected by Service Selection Board under the Prime Minister’s package, Omar said lack of sense of security and fear psychosis compelled the Kashmiri Pandits to leave the valley.
As many as 6000 jobs are being created in various government departments for Kashmiri migrants in two phases.
“You have suffered a lot and went through a difficult period. Your new generation is unaware of the cultural heritage and secular amity Kashmir has been abode for ages”, he said adding more practical action was required to encourage the rehabilitation and return of Kashmiri Pandits to the valley.
“So far we only heard slogans in your favour and in favour of your return to Kashmir”, he said adding creation of economic security by way of providing jobs in government sector to young educated Kashmiri Pandits in the valley was a concrete step in this direction. “It will prove an important milestone in restoring their confidence and return to the valley”, he said.
Omar said his government would work in tandem with the Centre to work for more and more job securities and economic welfare of migrants along with enhancing their sense of security. He said state government would take every measure for the welfare and upliftment of the community.
Omar said befitting accommodation at various places in Kashmir had been created while many such housing complexes were in the pipeline. He said 4000 unit Jagti Housing Colony near Nagrota, Jammu was likely to be completed by January next year adding Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson, Sonia Gandhi would be invited to inaugurate this complex.
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