New Delhi, Jul 27: Altogether 6,514 Kashmiri Pandits are still residing in Kashmir valley — highest 2,639 in Kulgam district, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said on Wednesday.
Rai said in Rajya Sabha that no Kashmiri Pandit has left the valley in 2022.
The number of Kashmiri Pandits who are still residing in the valley as on July 20 is 6,514, he said, replying to a written question.
The minister said the highest number of Kashmiri Pandits are living in Kulgam district (2,639), followed by Budgam (1,204), Anantnag (808), Pulwama (579), Srinagar (455), Shopian (320), and Baramulla (294), among others.
As many as 12 Kashmiri Pandits were killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir during 2020, 2021 and 2022, he said.