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No Kashmiri Pandits or Hindus have been displaced from J&K since Article 370 was Repealed: MHA

Since the repeal of Article 370, no Kashmiri Pandits or Hindus have been displaced from Jammu and Kashmir, according to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Since the repeal of Article 370, no Kashmiri Pandits or Hindus have been displaced from Jammu and Kashmir, according to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

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The Ministry went on to say that some Kashmiri pandit families had relocated to the Jammu region due to the transfer of government employees from Kashmir to Jammu, as well as the winter vacation in educational institutes.

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The MHA said in a written response to questions from senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in the Rajya Sabha, “No Kashmiri Pandit/Hindu has been displaced from the Valley since Article 370 was repealed. However, some Kashmiri Pandit families, primarily women and children, have recently relocated to the Jammu region. These are government employees’ families, and many of them move to Jammu in the winter as part of official movement and educational institution winter vacations.”

Earlier in the day, Rajya Sabha MP Digvijaya Singh sought a response from the Home Ministry to two questions: how many Kashmiri Hindus and Pandits were displaced in the valley, and how many terrorists, citizens, and soldiers died in Kashmir after Article 370 was repealed.

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In response to the second question, the Union Ministry stated that 366 terrorists were killed, 96 civilians were killed, and 81 Security Forces personnel were martyred in the aftermath of the repeal, as of November 30, 2021. Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry had previously stated that infiltration and terrorist attacks have decreased in the valley since 2018, as well as a significant decrease in extremism.

Article 370 should be repealed in Jammu and Kashmir

Earlier this year, the Indian government repealed Article 370, which granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, and passed a separate bill that divided the state into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The move sparked widespread outrage in the Rajya Sabha and across the valley. The announcement also sparked outrage from the opposition.

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