The Chief Minister Tuesday assured the Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh that the State Government will acquire and provide land at the earliest for Kashmiri Pandit “composite townships” in the Valley.
According to an official statement, the J&K CM, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called on the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The Union Home Minister had asked the Chief Minister to provide land in the State for composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits.
“The issues of Home Guards, remuneration for Special Police Officers (SPOs), ex-gratia relief for damage and casualty during cross-border firing and issues relating to security related expenditure were discussed in detail.
The HM mentioned that the people have great expectations from the Union and the coalition government in the State and that the Union Government would ensure that all possible assistance would be provided to utilize the full potential of the alliance both in the area of security and welfare of the people,” the statement said.
Singh informed the Chief Minister that the proposal of the State Government for enhanced remuneration to SPOs is being pursued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. “The issue of raising of Indian Reserve Battalions for J&K and effective utilization of State Police was also discussed in the meeting,” the statement said.