Snapshots of life in Jagati township and Purkhoo camp in Jammu where scores of Kashmiri Pandit families were resettled after fleeing their homes in the valley during the terrorist insurgency of the 1990s.
A migrant Kashmiri Pandit shopkeeper looks out of the window of her store at Jagati Township in Jammu
The Jagati township in Jammu was first inaugurated in 2011 by then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a home for Kashmiri Pandit migrants.
In 2010, the then government in Jammu and Kashmir allotted 3,654 two-room flats to Kashmir Pandit migrants in Jagati township.
Many families of Kashmiri Pandits were forced to leave the Kashmir Valley in the 1990s due to rising terrorist attacks and calls for violence against the community.
A view of Jagati township in Jammu, where several such displaced Kashmiri Pandit migrants are currently settled. The process of the rehabilitation of displaced Kashmiri Pandits was recently reviewed by Home Minister Amit Shah.
A view of the New Kashmiri Migrant township at Purkhoo in Jammu. According to the Union Home Ministry, only 17 per cent of the proposed accommodation for displaced Kashmiri Pandits has been completed in the past seven years.
A Kashmiri Pandit Migrant at Purkhoo in Jammu. Many from the community are vocal about the lack of proper rehabilitation of migrant Pandits.
A Kashmiri Pandit family at Old Migrant Camp in Purkhoo. Many from the community regularly express their grievance at the government's failure to provide proper rehabilitation to displaced Pandits.
A lane in the old Migrant Camp in Purkhoo. In 2015, the government allotted the construction of 6,000 transit accommodations for migrant Kashmiri Pandits.
A lane in the old Migrant Camp in Purkhoo. A recent RTI found that only 1,025 of the proposed 6,000 transit accommodations have so far been created.
A view of the Old Migrant Camp in Purkhoo.
A shopkeeper at the Old Migrant Camp in Purkhoo