Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits should open channels
of communication with people of different sections in the
Valley to facilitate the rehabilitation of the displaced
community to their native places, a state minister said on Monday.
"KPs should especially open these channels with
intellectuals, business and social circles and others in the
Valley to help in building confidence measures," Minister for
Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla said at a
function organised by Kashmiri Pandit Sabha here in connection
with 97th Navreh on the first Navratra.
The minister referred to the government measures of
providing transit accommodation to nearly 1700 unemployed
youth out of 3000 of KP community, who have been appointed and
provided jobs in the Valley.
The construction of transit accommodations at Vessu,
Sheikhpora, Mattan and other places are personally being
supervised and monitored by me, he said.
Bhalla said that there were about 4000 applications of
KPs who had expressed their willingness to return to the
Valley and steps were underway to ensure it.
The minister added that UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and
the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh were also monitoring
several aspects of this uprooted community.