Kashmiri Pandit township issue can't be influenced by separatists

"I will not be able to spell out the details of the policy because nothing is finalized yet. The consultation process is going on and the state government of Jammu and Kashmir and Ministry of Home Affairs, we all have to come together and take a call.”  Union Minister said.

It had to be in the interest of the state, interest of the people only. So, he could not spell out till things were finally decided, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju told reporters here.

The Union Minister maintained he cannot make a statement just on the basis of the preliminary work.

Referring to separatists' call for a shutdown on Saturday against the proposal of separate settlements of Pandits, the Union Minister cited there were elements in the state who wanted to create problems for the country.

In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Rijiju added, "We cannot be influenced by people working at the diktat of the outsiders and all. Anybody indigenous of Jammu and Kashmir, we are Indian citizens, we have to talk to each other. Dialogue and discussion is the process."