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HindustanTimes Fri,24 Oct 2014

Jammu

I’m not ignorant about Kashmiri Pandits’ yearning to return: Omar
HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
Jammu, April 07, 2014
First Published: 10:12 IST(7/4/2014)
Last Updated: 10:17 IST(7/4/2014)

Chief minister Omar Abdullah accused the PDP of indulging in deceit and shedding crocodile tears to flourish its political enterprise.


“PDP has stung every section of the society”, the chief minister said while addressing a gathering organised by National Conference (NC) Minority Cell on Sunday.

He referred to the PDP’s “negative and deceitful role” on creating facilities for the displaced people in Jammu and recalled the “strange logic put forth by Mehbooba Mufti during a roundtable conference presided over by the Prime Minister”.

“The PDP president disapproved of creating facilities for the camp dwellers stating that if humane conditions were made available in migrant camps, the people residing there will find themselves in comfort zone and show disinclination towards returning back,” said Omar.

“Such a sadistic approach reflects PDP’s mind-set towards the people whom they want only to suffer so that their political enterprise keeps running”, he said, adding that this is how they were selling the miseries of people, be in Kashmir or elsewhere.

Identifying himself with the community, CM said he was not ignorant about their deep yearning for returning back to their homes and hearths when the situation becomes conducive for it. He said his government is working towards creating a situation wherein they will feel immense sense of security and decide to move back.

“Till that time, we will do everything possible to ensure that the displaced people get all the facilities necessary for leading a dignified life.”

He also referred to initiatives already taken for rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits under Prime Minister’s package which, inter allia, involves jobs for migrant youth.

Omar refer red to “tacit silence” maintained by BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, without naming him, during his recent visit to Jammu.

“He had all the time to name my family members but no word for Kashmiri Pandits”, he said, adding that it has been a trait of “political chameleons” to take no time in changing colours.


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