J&K will provide security to Pandits willing to relocate: Omar

Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 23:53

Bhopal: Jammu-Kashmir Chief Minister,
Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that his government will ensure
security and provide economic package to Kashmiri Pandits
willing to come back to Valley after they left it nearly two
decades ago to flee the insurgency.

"We have announced an economic package and also made
provisions for repairing houses of those Kashmiri Pandits who
have left the valley due to insurgency," Abdullah told
reporters during the Eighth Annual Adventure Tourism Meet
here.

"As the security situation is improving in the Valley,
they can come back to the state," he said.

On the issue of Sageer Committee report regarding
strengthening Centre-State relations, he said that his party
has its own views on report and will hold a discussion on it.

When asked about BJP`s opposition to it and their
threat that they will make it a nationwide issue, he said that
he didn`t want to comment on the BJP and its policies.

"When they failed in making the temple-mosque issue
at the national level, how can they make it a nationwide
issue," he said.

On the issue of reducing troops from the state, he said
that it will not be done without taking into account the
security situation.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 23:53

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