Separatist leader of Jammu and Kashmir Yasin Malik has called for peaceful protests as he was against of the proposal to build a composite townships for displaced kashmiri pundits. Malik said that they will go on strike in the Kashmir valley this week.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh asked the state’s chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to provide land for such “composite townships. About three lakh Pandits had left the Valley when the first wave of militancy began 25 years ago. “The Union Home Minister asked the Chief Minister to provide land in the state for composite townships for Kashmiri Pandits. The Chief Minister assured the union Home Minister that the State Government will acquire and provide land at the earliest for composite townships in the Valley,” the centre said in a statement yesterday after Mr Singh met Mr Sayeed in Delhi. The home ministry had written last year to the state government asking for townships complete with all facilities to be built to rehabilitate Kashmiri Pandits.