Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government has taken a historic decision on Jammu and Kashmir by revoking Article 370. The dreams of everybody from Sardar Vallabhai Patel to BR Ambedkar, SP Mookerjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and crores of Indians have been fulfilled.
“As a nation and as a family, we have taken a historic decision; A dream dreamt by #SardarPatel, #BabaSahebAmbedkar, Dr #shyamaprasadmukherjee, #AtalBihariVajpayee and crores of patriots is now a reality,” Modi said.
In his address to the nation, Modi said a new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
He said no one has been able to justify how Article 370 and Article 35A was benefitting people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“#Article370 and #Article35A had only given terrorism, separatism, nepotism and massive corruptions; these Articles have been used as a weapon by #Pakistan, killing at least 42,000 people,” Modi said.
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Government employees of Jammu and Kashmir including Police will get the same benefits as government employees in other Union Territories like LTC, HRA, education and health benefits.
In last few months of Governor’s rule, effects of good governance and development are starting to show on the ground; irrigation and power projects, roads and rail connectivity, airport modernisation etc are moving at a fast pace.
Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh can become the biggest tourist destination in the world; with normalised situation, people from all over the world will come to shoot movies there and thus bring employment for locals.
Dalits in Jammu and Kashmir did not have the benefits given to those in other parts of country; minority and dalit protection laws did not apply to the state.
Your representative will be elected by you and from among you: PM Modi to people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Modi said let us all come together and show the world the potential of our people. Come let us make a new Jammu and Kashmir along with New India.