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Home > News > Indo-Pak Peace Talks > Report

Pandits line up for Muzaffarabad too

Mukhtar Ahmad In Srinagar | March 28, 2005 09:55 IST

The minority Kashmiri Pandit community is the latest to join thegreat rush of people to board the Srinagar Muzaffarabad bus.

The Panditshave asked for a special bus to carrypilgrims to the Sharda Devi temple.

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Responding positively to the demand, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said the travel facility would be made availableat an appropriate time.

The assurance came during a meeting of Hindu Welfare Society office-bearers with theCM on Monday morning.

The deputation called onthe Muftito highlight the demands and problems of the Pandit community in Kashmir.

The CM spelt out various measures taken by the coalition government in J&K to reinstatePandits especially the construction of cluster accommodation at Shiekhpora in central Budgam district and at Mattan in South Kashmir.

He said the "day is not far off when Pandits would return to the Valley and live side by side with their Muslim brethren like in the past."

The CM said that there would be only two buses a month to Muzaffarabad, but he foresawa daily bus not too far in the future.

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