Return of Kashmiri Pandits possible if they feel assured: Omar

Return of Kashmiri Pandits possible if they feel assured: Omar

"We are making efforts for their return but they (Kashmiri Pandits) have to be prepared for it. They should feel assured and confident about their return," Omar told reporters after paying obesiance at the Tulmulla shrine here, 27 kms from Srinagar.

The Chief Minister said militancy in the state was on a decline.
"Militancy is reduding ... panchayat polls have been conducted peacefully and all communities like Kashmiri Pandits and Sikhs have participated. This should be a ray of hope for them (Pandits) to return," he said.

Omar said he has directed the Inspector general of CID to expedite the verification of Kashmiri Pandit youth, who have been employed under Prime Minister's job plan in Kashmir Valley recently.

"I have directed the IG (CID) to fast track the clearance for them," he said when asked about why wages were not being paid to the new recruits even after five months of joining the service.

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