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Kashmiri Pandits ask PM to review implementation of package

With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning on Wednesday, an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday charged the state government with failure in implementing the package announced by him during his previous term for the community and asked him to review its execution personally.

india Updated: Oct 27, 2009 20:10 IST

With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir beginning on Wednesday, an organisation of Kashmiri Pandits on Tuesday charged the state government with failure in implementing the package announced by him during his previous term for the community and asked him to review its execution personally.

"We welcome the Prime Minister to the state. His announcement of employment and rehabilitation package for Kashmiri Pandits in 2006 shows his concern for the community but the state government has done little to implement it," All Party Migrant Coordination Committee Chairman Vinod Pandit told reporters in Jammu.

Alleging that the work on Jagati township project announced by Singh as part of his package for providing better housing facilities to members of the displaced community was going at a snail's pace, he said several deadlines set for its completion have been overstepped by the state government.

"Kashmiri Pandits are being given lip service only. Be it the Chief Minister or any other state leader, nobody wants to implement the PM's package for the community", he said, adding that Singh should himself hold a review meeting and pull up the government over its "failure" to implement the package.