Rajnath tells MHA officials to take Kashmiri Pandits into confidence

The officials of the Jammu & Kashmir affairs department called on Singh and minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju and highlighted the issues of infiltration, fencing along the border, rehabilitation of surrendered militants and plight of various migrant groups including Kashmiri pundits who have been displaced from Valley post 1990.

Soon after the meeting, Singh asked his officers to ensure ‘result-oriented’ measures to check infiltration and steps to take Kashmiri migrants into confidence. The union home minister has also asked his officials to work on measures that should be taken up for their return to the valley.

He has also expressed his keenness on the effective implementation of Special Industry Initiative (SII) schemes, which is also known as ‘Udaan’, to provide exposure to the graduates and post graduates of Jammu and Kashmir to the best of corporate India and to provide corporate India with exposure to the rich talent pool available in Jammu & Kashmir.

‘Udaan’ aims to provide skills to 40,000 youth over a period of five-years in high growth sectors and Singh has asked his officials that he want ‘results’, which could be set as an example before the youths of that region as a ‘confidence building’ mechanism.

The return of Kashmiri pundit is one of the priority areas of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the union home minister does not want any complacency while ensuring their (migrants) return with dignity. Even in their (BJP) election manifesto the party has mentioned that they are committed on ensuring the return of Kashmiri pundits to the valley, which is seven lakhs in terms of present statistic.

Singh has asked his officials to prepare a comprehensive plan, which will cover financial assistance, security to life and property, government jobs and other employment opportunities, subsidies ration etc to them.
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