Sources say that two months ago a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits had met Chief Administrator of Haryana Urban Development Authority (earlier HUDA) Ajit Balaji Joshi.
The three-decades-long wait of a group of Kashmiri Pandit families is over. He had bought land in Jhajjar, Haryana between 1991 and 1993. On Thursday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar ended his wait by announcing the ‘Vacnpurti’ scheme for allotting plots to him. Khattar handed over allotment letters of plots in Sector 2, Bahadurgarh to some of the 182 such families at a function.
On this occasion, he said, “Today is a historic day in the history of Haryana. The wait is finally over for the families of Kashmiri Pandits who bought land between 1991 and 1993. In these 30 years, they must have lost even the hope of getting their land which was sold to them without explaining the disputed status.”
About three decades ago, 209 families had bought a total of 10 acres of land in Sector 2 of Bahadurgarh. However, when the Haryana Urban Local Bodies (HUDA) acquired the land to develop Sector-2, the land belonging to Kashmiri Pandits also went to it. They demanded that their land be freed from the acquisition process.
Sources say that two months ago a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits had met Chief Administrator of Haryana Urban Development Authority (earlier HUDA) Ajit Balaji Joshi. He had asked Bahadurgarh Estate Officer Shweta Suhag to look into the matter. Suhag removed all the technical hurdles and paved the way for the allotment of plots to the pundits there. The area of the plot ranges from four marla to one kanal.