1,697 Kashmir Pandits Given Jobs Since Article 370 Abrogation: MHA

SRINAGAR: The ministry of home affairs on Wednesday informed Parliament that 1,697 Kashmiri Pandits have been appointed in various government departments by the Jammu and Kashmir administration since August 5, 2019, when article 370 was abrogated from the erstwhile state and it was broken up into two union territories.

Responding to question in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said that as per data provided by the government of Jammu and Kashmir, 44,684 Kashmiri migrant families were registered with the Office of the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner (Migrants), Jammu, comprising 1,54,712 individuals.

“In order to rehabilitate Kashmiri migrant families, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has appointed 1,697 such persons since August 5, 2019, and selected additional 1,140 persons in this regard,” he said.

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