Without Pandits, Kashmir is incomplete: Omar Abdullah

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New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir governmentis making constant efforts to bring back Kashmiri Pandits tothe Valley as without them, Kashmir is incomplete, ChiefMinister Omar Abdullah said today.

"It is our constant endeavour to bring back KashmiriPandits, who had left the Valley due to loss of sense ofsecurity. We want them to come back to a good atmospherewhere they can feel secure. Without their return, Kashmir isincomplete," he told reporters here.

Omar''s remarks came when it was pointed out to him thaton this day 21 years ago Kashmiri Pandits had startedleaving the Valley due to militancy.

"It was a very sad day. Whatever we say it would be notenough. Many attempts are being made so that they cangradually come back to the Valley," he said.

The Chief Minister said his government was implementing aprogramme for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits byoffering them employment avenues, transit and accommodationfacilities.

"But this is a very small step. Until and unless thesense of security that was snatched away from Kashmiri Panditsis given back, probably they won''t come back home. We have togive them that sense of security," he said.

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