No migrant family returned to Valley: GOI

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Government of India Tuesday said that no migrant family has returned to the Kashmir valley.“No family (migrant) has returned to the Valley and it is not possible to indic...

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Government of India Tuesday said that no migrant family has returned to the Kashmir valley.
"No family (migrant) has returned to the Valley and it is not possible to indicate any time line for the same," Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
Maken said 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.
"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," he said.
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.

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