During the 1990’s scores of Kashmiri Pandits fled the valley amid the terror and violence that took place during the armed insurgency in the region. A string of families also took shelter in Haryana and started their living in many parts of the state. Scores of families had purchased the land and property in Bahadurgarh of Jhajjar district but were not given the ownership of the land for about a long period of three decades. Eventually, the long wait of their families came to an end after the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal handed over the allotment letters to some of the beneficiaries here on Thursday during a program held in Chandigarh. The Chief Minister physically handed over the allotment letters to some of the beneficiaries who were specially invited to attend the programme, while the rest of the families got the said letters from the State Cabinet Ministers and Minister of State and Administrative Officers who also virtually attended the programme from the districts. In 1991 and 1993 they had purchased land in Sector-2 of Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district and the government had announced ‘Vachanpurti’ scheme to allot plots to 182 families in Bahadurgarh.
Divulging the above-mentioned information, the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that today is a historic day in Haryana’s history as the wait of families of Kashmiri Pandits who had purchased land in Congress’s tenure between 1991 and 1993 has finally ended yesterday. In these 30 years they must have even lost the hope of getting their land which was sold to them without even telling its disputed status,” said Lal. One of the Kashmiri Pandits namely Daleep SIng said, “In 1991-92 we came to Bahadurgarh. After coming here, we purchased a small piece of land hoping to restart our scattered lives but it took almost three decades for us to get possession of it.”
Echoing the same, another said that after immigrating from Kashmir, for the past 30 years they tried hard to get the land they had purchased but today they are extremely happy that the government had ended their wait