Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has asked the Jammu and
Kashmir State Government to identify suitable land for the rehabilitation of
In a letter addressed to the Chief Minister Shri Omar Abdullah
regarding implementation of the rehabilitation scheme, the Union Home Minister
has suggested that land may be identified near the native places they migrated
from. He also advised that such areas should be selected keeping in view the
availability of adequate security in close proximity of the place.
At present there are about 62,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families
in the country, who migrated from the Kashmir Valley to Jammu, Delhi and other
parts of the country due to onset of militancy in the state of J&K in early 1990s.
Shri Rajnath Singh further mentioned that the Union Government is
committed to facilitate the return of the Kashmiri migrants to the Kashmir Valley
and their proper rehabilitation. A sum of Rupees 500 crore has been earmarked
in the Union Budget 2014-15 for this purpose, the Home Minister added.