J-K Assembly passes resolution for return of Kashmiri Pandits

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: On the 27th anniversary of exodus of Kashmiri Pandits, the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution for their return to the Valley.

Former chief minister and National Conference leader Omar Abdullah moved a resolution for return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley.

“Today it has been 27 years since they left the valley. The government should pass a resolution so that all those people will return to Kashmir,” Omar told the assembly.

He also said that all political parties should rise above politics and pass a resolution to create an atmosphere so that all those who have left Kashmir could return.

Earlier in the day, Omar tweeted in support of the same.

“27 years is 27 too many #kashmiripandits,” his tweet read.

Ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Pandits was an event that occurred on January 19, 1990, when most of the Pandit families were forced to flee from Kashmir Valley due to outbreak of terrorism.

The estimate of Pandits having fled from Kashmir ranges from approximately one lakh to as high as eight lakh. (ANI)