16 May, 2021

Home Isn’t A Ghetto

Kashmir rejects NDA ‘charity’ of rehabilitating displaced Pandits in separate enclaves

Waseem Andrabi
Home Isn’t A Ghetto

The 2008 UPA Package

  • 60,452 displaced families registered, 38,119 in Jammu; 19,338 in Delhi; 1,995 in other states
  • 6,000 jobs promised; 1,446 jobs actually filled
  • 9,000 promised incentives for self-employment; not one youth came forward for self-employment
  • Rs ,618.40 cr package announced; Rs 104.52 cr disbursed to state govt till February 2014
  • Rs 7.5 lakh per family for reconstruction, purchase of houses; one family applied and received grant
  • Rs 5 crore corpus for medical expenses


What Modi May Now Offer

  • Rs 500 cr package in the budget
  • Raise grant for houses to Rs 20 lakh
  • Minority status to Pandits in the state
  • Reservation in the assembly
  • Acquire 2,100 acres of land for three enclaves
  • A commission of inquiry or SIT to look into atrocities.


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