No Kashmiri Pandit, working under PMDP, quit recently in J&K: Govt

Srinagar, July 26 (KNS): The government on Tuesday informed Parliament that no Kashmiri Pandit, working in Jammu and Kashmir under Prime Minister's Development Package, has quit recently to protest the killing of a Kashmiri Pandit in the Valley.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai informed the Lok Sabha that this information has been provided by the J&K administration. The Union government has implemented several measures to ensure the safety and security of Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, he said. 

“These include robust security and intelligence grid, proactive operations against terrorists, patrolling in areas where the Kashmiri Pandits reside etc,” said Rai. 

He futher informed parliament that under the PM's Development Package, 5,502 Kashmiri migrants have been provided government jobs in the Valley. The government has cleared the construction of 6,000 transit accommodations for Kashmiri migrant employees engaged/to be engaged in different departments of the J&K government in the Valley, he added.

“As per information provided by the J&K government, 28 migrant workers have been killed by terrorists since 2017, out of which 2 belonged to Maharashtra, 1 to Jharkhand, 7 to Bihar and none from MP,” stated the MoS Home in Parliament.(KNS)

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