No stone pelting incidents in J&K in 2023: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday that the Narendra Modi government has successfully rebuilt Jammu and Kashmir, putting an end to an era of terrorism and violence while fostering development through extensive infrastructure and welfare initiatives.

In a series of posts on X in both English and Hindi, accompanied by the #PragatisheelJammuKashmir hashtag, Shah highlighted the transformative efforts of Prime Minister Modi in instilling new hope among the youth of Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Modi government rebuilt Jammu and Kashmir, ending an era of terrorism and violence. The Modi government gave wings to the development of Jammu and Kashmir by rolling out massive infrastructure and welfare schemes, and today it stands as a proud testimony to Bharat’s powerful democracy,” Shah asserted.

He emphasized the rejuvenation of the cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir under the Modi government, stating that the Union Territory’s ancient and rich cultural legacy is being revived, contributing to an increase in cultural pride.

Shah alleged that the region had been hindered in its development due to dynastic politics, asserting that the Modi government has strengthened the Panchayati Raj system to provide grassroots-level development, breaking free from dynasty-driven governance.

“Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, Jammu and Kashmir is now heaving a sigh of relief. After abolishing Article 370, the Modi government has secured the dignity of life in the Valley by crushing terrorism with a zero-tolerance policy,” Shah stated.

In a corresponding post on X, Amit Shah’s office highlighted the historical struggle of Jammu and Kashmir against terrorism and extremism, noting that the Modi government’s abolition of Article 370 has brought peace and stability to the region.

“The picture of the youngsters of Jammu and Kashmir has changed, and they are no longer joining separatism but development,” the post said. It also emphasized a significant achievement, stating, “Not a single incident of stone pelting took place in Jammu and Kashmir in 2023.”

Amit Shah’s office underlined the restoration of the Panchayati Raj system by the Modi government, asserting that it has empowered common people with governance and ushered in a new era of development in the entire region.