Srinagar(web team): Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has criticised the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed-led government’s move to create a separate colony in the state for Kashmiri Pandits, terming it the ‘ghettoisation’ of the community.
Omar expressed his opinions on the matter via a series of tweets, while insisting that he would do ‘everything possible’ to support the return of the Kashmiri Pandits. “No right minded Kashmiri will oppose the return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homes in the valley. No right minded Kashmiri will support the ghettoisation of Kashmiri Pandits, housed in segregated inherently unsafe camps in the valley.”
“I very much doubt very many Kashmiri Pandits would like to return to the valley just to be housed in ghettos, segregated & isolated. I will do everything possible to support the return of Pandits to the valley in keeping with our composite culture & Kashmiriyat.”
Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed accepted the demand for creating separate zones for Kashmir Pandits in the state, assuring Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that his government would immediately start the process for creating the same.