A Parliamentary committee has recommended that the Home Ministry should persuade the Jammu and Kashmir government to look into the issue of granting minority status to Kashmiri Pandits keeping in mind their "pitiable condition".
Only one Kashmiri Pandit family has returned to the Valley availing a centrally-sponsored scheme announced by the government for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Senior BJP leader and MLA Nirmal Singh on Monday said his party was aware of problems faced by the displaced Kashmiri Pandit community and reiterated that his party was committed to their rehabilitation.
All Party Migrant Coordination Committee (APMCC), an organisation working for the return and rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits, on Saturday welcomed the vision document released by BJP which promised to initiate the process of "just and honourable" re-settlement of Kashmiri Pandits.
Batting strongly for three separate states in Jammu and Kashmir, National Panthers Party on Wednesday released its manifesto which proposed referendum in Gilgit-Baltistan region and in PoK, delimitation of Assembly constituencies and the safe return of Kashmiri pandits to their homes.
A Kashmiri Pandit family braved all odds to stay back when militancy engulfed the Valley in 1990 but the devastating flood last month has forced to live them separately after losing everything including the roof over their heads.
Indian cricketer Suresh Raina visited a forward post of the army in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday to boost the morale of the soldiers and acquaint himself with the hardships they face while protecting the country`s border.
Delegations of Kashmiri Pandit organisations on Friday met Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Friday seeking the Centre`s intervention in allowing a pilgrimage to Kounsarnag Lak in South Kashmir, a day after locals had protested against the event.
Panun Kashmir, a Jammu-based outfit representing displaced Kashmiri Pandits, on Thursday said that the community itself will decide on the formula for a "separate homeland" in the Valley and no prescriptions would be accepted from any quarter.
Major Kashmiri Pandit outfits such as All India Kashmiri Samaj and Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) have given a call to the community members to support BJP in the Lok Sabha polls, saying it was the only political party which has been sympathetic towards its grievances.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by an organisation seeking jobs for Kashmiri Pandits living in the Valley under the Prime Minister`s rehabilitation package for those who were forced to leave due to militancy.