Jammu, Jan 19, 2017: The Jammu and Kashmir assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution, seeking the return of hundreds and thousands of Kashmiri Hindus who migrated from the Valley at the beginning of a separatist war in the late 1980s.
A leader of Opposition Omar Abdullah demanded that a resolution should be passed by the assembly to make possible the return of Kashmiri Pandits, who are living in Jammu and other Indian states.
“A good conducive atmosphere should be created for their safe return to the valley, “J&K Assembly Speaker Kavinder Gupta, announced in the house, during the ongoing winter session.
Peoples Democratic Party leader Abdul Rehman Veeri moved the resolution, which was passed unanimously. Independent MLA Engineer Rashid abstained from the vote.
Earlier in the day, Omar had tweeted in support of the Kashmir’s Pandit community.
He had tweeted:
27 years is 27 too many #kashmiripandits
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 19, 2017
The mass exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started from the Valley in early 1989 when the armed insurgency began in the state.