Playing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to 'identify' suitable land for the rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley.
Singh addressed a letter to J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday, with reference to the implementation of the rehabilitation package for the displaced migrants, which was laid out in Modi government's budget plans.
As per reports, Singh asked Abdullah to identify land close to the native places which the Kashmiri Pandits left, during the 1990s to flee the increasing violence and militancy.
The Abdullah-led National Conference government, has, however, expressed opposition to Singh's idea, with NC spokesperson Junaid Mattu informing a news channel that the government "disagreed with the idea of creating separate settlements for the Kashmiri Pandits".
Mattu, however, assured that the J&K government was " committed to rehabilitating them".
There are currently 62,000 Kashmir Pandits in India, according to reports.
The Modi government has been pushing for the rehabilitation of the migrants ever since coming to power in May. And President Pranab Mukherjee had himself assured that "special efforts will be made to ensure that Kashmiri Pandits return to the land of their ancestors with full dignity, security and assured livelihood" during his Parliamentary address.