How many Kashmiri Pandits could get their property back after the abrogation of Article 370? the government told


It has been informed by the Central Government that till now a total of 9 Kashmiri Pandits have been given back their property in Kashmir. These Kashmiri Pandits are the real owners of the property who had once fled after the violence. Giving information about this in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said that the government is trying to resettle all those Kashmiri Hindus who had left Kashmir after the terrorist violence there. The government is also getting these migrant Kashmiri Hindus their property back. The Union Minister of State for Home informed that under the Preservation, Protection and Restraint on Distress Sales) Act, 1997, the legal custodian of the property of migrant Kashmiris of all the districts is the District Magistrate of the respective districts.

The government has told that if someone encroaches on this property illegally, then DM takes legal action on it. Now Kashmiri Pandits can also contact DM to get their land back. According to the central government, till now 9 Kashmiri Pandits have got their property back in Kashmir. The Union Minister of State for Home has given this information in reply to a written question in Rajya Sabha.


The government said that according to the information given by the Jammu and Kashmir government, a total of 520 migrants have returned to Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 so that they can get jobs there under the Prime Minister’s Development Package-2015. Let us tell you that in the year 1989-90, due to the rise of Islamic extremism in Jammu and Kashmir, he was forced to leave his home. After the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in the year 2019, there was hope of returning home of Kashmiri Pandits.

Pandits who lived alongside Kashmiri Muslims for hundreds of years had to flee the state to save their lives due to the escalation of terrorist incidents in the state. The increasing infiltration of terrorists into the state had led to a spurt in incidents of killings and attacks, forcing them to flee there. The exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the state is considered one of the biggest exodus events since the country’s independence in 1947. Now the government is trying to resettle these Kashmiri Pandits there.


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