The J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday said to provide sense of security in Kashmiri Pandits who left the Valley two decades ago and asked them to return to the state.
Addressing a press conference, J&K Chief Minister said, “If words were enough to bring the Kashmiri Pandits back to the Valley, then we would have used those words. But I think in the case of the Kashmiri Pandits returning home, words are not sufficient”
Further, Omar Abdullah said, “It is the action that will speak. And the action will speak much louder than the words. The Kashmiri Pandits did not leave because of something they heard, they left because of something they faced. Their sense of security was snatched away from them. Their livelihoods were snatched away. Unless that sense of security is restored in them words are meaningless.”
The state chief minister said that no matter how much one speaks about it, such words should be followed by actions and Kashmiri Pandits must feel some sense of security in the state.
He added, “Speeches in Parliament or Assembly really do not cut it. Having said so, I do not feel that there has ever been a time as conducive as now for the Kashmiri Pandits to begin to explore the possibility of coming back.”
A sudden burst in militant’s violence had resulted in the exodus of Kahsmiri Pandits from the state in 1990.