No separate township for Kashmiri Panditis: Govt

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Srinagar: Putting an official end to the Kashmiri Pandit enclave row, Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary has said that the government is not considering the proposal to create separate zones for the Kashmiri Pandits in the state. This announcement has garnered a mixed response from mainstream and separatist political divides in the state.

The government was planning to resettle tens of thousands of Kashmiri Pandits in three new townships in Kashmir. However, seperatists have opposed the government’s plan saying the move will change the state’s social fabric