Union Home Minister Amit Shah mentioned that rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits is the very best precedence of the federal government. Shah assured the Kashmiri Pandits of phased resettlement amidst satisfactory safety within the valley from the place they had been pressured to flee their properties by Islamic militants in late 1989 and early 1990s. The minister gave this assurance to a delegation of seven-member Kashmiri Pandits who met him at his residence.
The delegation included Surinder Kaul, International Coordinator of the Global Kashmiri Pandit Diaspora (GKPD). Also included had been GKPD India coordinator Utpal Kaul, Anil Kachroo from GKPD USA, Taj Tiku, President of All India Kashmiri Samaj (AIKS), Dilip Mattoo, President of Jammu and Kashmir Vichar Manch (JKVM) and Sanjay Ganjhu and Parikshit Kaul, members of AJKVM. Utpal Kaul mentioned, the minister promised to resettle all Kashmiri Pandits of their respective districts. <! –
He additionally assured that the rehabilitation course of could be accomplished in numerous phases with full safety preparations.
Kaul mentioned that the house minister additionally assured the delegation that the age restrict of Kashmiri Pandits for presidency jobs could be elevated to 50 years and the federal government would assist in repatriating their encroached properties within the valley. Kaul quoted Shah as saying, "All the temples in the valley will also be renovated." The delegation additionally handed over a memorandum (memorandum) to them as a thanks to the Central Government for repealing Articles-370 and 35A. Apart from this, the members of the delegation additionally thanked the Minister for persevering with on his promise to rehabilitate displaced Kashmiri Pandits within the Kashmir Valley.
The memorandum reads, the delegation additionally thanks the minister for repealing Articles 370 and 35A, the deadly results of which have destroyed Kashmiri society, tradition, civilization, financial progress and the power to reside peaceable lives. The delegation demanded the formation of an advisory council to work within the curiosity of Kashmiri Pandits underneath the aegis of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Kashmiri Pandits demanded the formation of a fee to research the causes of their genocide and ethnic cleaning within the valley.