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Muslims Too Can Live In Township For Kashmiri Pandits

Date: 28 April 2015
Clearing the air around the composite township plan for displaced Kashmiri Pandits in the Valley, officials in the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have said that the proposal is not exclusively for Pandits, but for Kashmiri Muslims also. Soon after the government announced the township plan, separatists had accused the Centre of creating ghettos for Pandits.'If Muslims want, they can buy property with their own resources and live there . Since it's a rehabilitation scheme for displaced Kashmiri Pandits, the grant will only be given to them and at least 50 per cent of the houses will be reserved for them,' the official said.
[courtesy: India Today]

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