‘Evicted from camp’: 27 Kashmiri Pandit families brought back to valley fighting for a roof over their heads

New Delhi: As representatives of the Kashmiri community told ThePrint, twenty-seven Kashmiri Pandit families, who were evicted this month by court order from newly constructed safe houses in the Vesu transit camp in south Kashmir , they now live in tents.

These families, which include 20 small children and 12 elderly people, say that they are currently camping on the grass of the Kulgam transit camp, at the mercy of nature, despite the heavy rains.

Three-year-old Natasha, one of the youngest members of the group and the daughter of one of the evicted Kashmiri Pandits, has been suffering from high fever since July 22 after getting soaked in the rain.

His father, who did not want to be named, said: “We’ve been homeless for a week but nobody cares.”

Nearly 5,000 Kashmiri Pandits returned to the troubled region in 2010 after they were offered government jobs under a scheme launched by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2008, but so far only a fifth of ‘they have been able to live in protected transit camps. Accommodation received. for

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