"I have told the Union Home Minister that they (Kps) cannot live separately (in the Valley) and they will have to live together," Sayeed cited after coming under attack from opposition National Conference, politicians from the Valley and separatist groups.

The statement of Sayeed comes two days after he held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

After the meeting, Home Ministry said in an official statement that the Chief Minister had assured that the state government will acquire and provide land for creating composite townships for displaced Kashmiri Pandits.

This was termed by National Conference as a sinister design to divide the people of the state and separatists claimed that the RSS was taking a cue from Israel for creating a Gaza-type situation in the Valley.

In New Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh made it clear that Centre was going ahead with its plans for composite townships for Kps.

"I don't want to go into details. Whatever decision was taken by the central government for the rehabilitation of Kps ...the decision remains the same. We had a good talk with the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir (on this issue)," he told reporters.

Nearly 62,000 displaced Kashmir Pandits families are in Jammu, Delhi and other parts of the country. They had migrated out of the Valley after militancy broke out in late 1989.

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