Policy measures for KPs’ return in next few days: Jaitley
The Centre will announce policy measures for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley in the next few days, Defence Minister ArunJaitley Sunday said while voicing optimism about the situation in J-K and promising that Modi government will make special effort for its development.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who met Jaitley yesterday and was present during a security review with the minister, said he was glad that Jaitley was returning to Delhi “with an appreciation of the situation & challenges”.
Jaitley, who arrived yesterday on his maiden two-day visit to the state after taking charge, said he had no political agenda but was here only to review the security situation.
“There was no political agenda,” he told reporters.
In response to a question, the Minister said the Centre will announce in the next few days its policy measures for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits who had fled the Valley.
“All political groups in the Valley support the idea of return and rehabilitation and, therefore, you will have to wait for a few days for us to announce our further policy measures on that,” he said.
Jaitley said there was a reference to the matter in the President’s address to the joint session of Parliament. “Our intent has been made very clear.”
Replying to a question about slow implementation of Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan for Jammu and Kashmir, Jaitley said, “I will certainly look into that”.