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1678 Kashmiri migrants returned to valley after abrogation of Article 370

Last Updated on November 30, 2021 at 3:12 pm

Despite efforts by central government to ensure safe return of Kashmiri Hindu migrants to valley, only 1678 Pandits have gone back to Kashmir since abrogation of Article 370.

These Kashmiri migrants have returned to valley to take up jobs under Prime Minister’s Development Package.

Ministry Of Home Affairs Nityanand Rai said in the parliament that the union government has taken several steps to ensure restoration of ancestral properties to migrant Hindus. “Under the J&K Migrant Immovable Property (Preservation, Protection & Restraint on Distress Sales) Act, 1997, District Magistrates (DMs) of concerned Districts in Jammu & Kashmir are the legal custodians of the immovable properties of Migrants, who take suo motto action on eviction proceedings in cases of encroachment,” said Nityanand Rai.