BJP leader claims Migrant Kashmiri Pandits have started to return to Kashmir

Last Modified Tuesday, 13 April 2021 (18:33 IST)
Srinagar:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that migrant have started to return of the valley even as many of them could be seen participating in religious rituals in Srinagar temples after many decades.
'During my frequent visits to temples in Srinagar, apart from Kashmiri Pandits living in the valley, I have seen increase in the number of KPs, who had migrated to other states in nineties, in Srinagar temples. They have started to come in large number to perform religious rituals, including Hawans, in the temples,' J&K General Secretary (Org) Ashok Kumar Koul told reporters on the sidelines of Navreh celebrations at Shital Nath temple in Kral Khud, Srinagar.
Koul said after his interactions with the migrant KPs, he feels that the process of their return has started. 'As far as the security is concerns, those living in Kashmir are feeling safe and security. So the atmosphere is conducive for the smooth return of KPs to their roots. There is no security concern as of now as the situation has improved significantly on the ground,' he said.
Answering a question about the encroachment and renovation of Srinagar temples, Koul alleged,'The government and blue-eyed people are involved in encroachment of temples in the valley. The current administration should work on it and ensure that the encroachment is removed at the earliest,' he added.(UNI)