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Kashimiri Pandits received threat letter, says govt

PTI  New Delhi, March 06, 2013
First Published: 16:11 IST(6/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:32 IST(6/3/2013)

The government on Wednesday told the Rajya Sabha that Kashmiri Pandits in Kashmir have received a letter threatening them to leave the valley within a week but there was no proof that the letter originated from militant organisations.

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Minister of State for Home R P N Singh replied with a "yes" to a question in Rajya Sabha on whether terrorists have issued a threat to Kashmiri Pandits to leave Kashmir.

"As per report received from the state government of Jammu and Kashmir, a threatening letter/poster to leave Kashmir within a week was received through post by Secretary, Pandit Colony Sheikhpora, Budgam. The post, however, did not have any evidence or proof of its origin from any of the militant organisations.

"In this connection an FIR no 225/2012 under section 13 ULA Act 120-B RPC has been registered. Adequate security arrangements are in place in and around the migrant colonies to ensure safety of the Kashmiri Pandits," Singh said in the written reply in the Upper House.

There are approximately 4,000 Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley.


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