Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a special interaction with a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits in Houston and assured them of “building a new Kashmir” which would be for everyone.
The 17-member delegation, which included Kashmiri Pandits from across the US, met Prime Minister Modi on his arrival in Houston as part as part of his week-long visit to the US.
“Kashmir mein naee hava bah rahee hai (New winds are blowing in Kashmir) and we will all build a new Kashmir together that will be for everyone,” he told the delegation. Modi also thanked the community for their patience for over 30 years.
“I had a special interaction with Kashmiri Pandits in Houston,” Prime Minister Modi later tweeted.
Earlier, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted that the Kashmiri Pandits expressed support for the steps taken by the Indian government for the progress of India.
“In Houston, a delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met the Prime Minister. They unequivocally supported the steps being taken for the progress of India and empowerment of every Indian,” he tweeted.
The delegation thanked the Prime Minister for the move and said that their 700,000 community members were “indebted” to his government.
The delegation also presented a memorandum to Modi, requesting him to set up a task force under the Indian Home Ministry to bring the community together, develop the region and repatriate Kashmiri Pandits.