New Delhi: Twenty six years after Kashmiri Pandits were forced to flee the Valley, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah, Tuesday, said onus is on “onus is on them to come back".
Speaking exclusively to 'Hindustan Times', the National Conference leader said, "onus is on Kashmiri Pandits to come back to the state and no one will come with a begging bowl".
The Kashmiri Pandits were driven out of their homeland in 1990 to live in exile.
According to Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, the major impediment in the rehabilitation of the Kashmiri Pandits lies in the fear of losing their lives and homes all over again.
Former J&K CM Omar Abdullah today said one more year had passed but no progress had been made in bringing back displaced Kashmiri Pandits to the state.
"Another year passes with no further progress in bringing back the displaced Kashmiri Pandits. Words sound even more hollow," he said in a tweet.
"Much was expected of the current government where all others were accused of paying only lip service but nothing changed.