Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Thursday (August-8), on the abrogation of Article 370.
Modi said that Jammu and Kashmir won't be a Union Territory for a long time, hinting that the statehood will be brought back once "good governance" returns.
However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't give a timeline for it.
On Tuesday (August-6), when the Lok Sabha was debating on the scrapping of Article 370 and the bifurcation bill, Home Minister Amit Shah had also said that the statehood will be returned when the situation in the region becomes "normal". When the Opposition Congress asked the government to define "normal", Shah took a dig at Congress and said he was sure it won't take 70 years.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers contributions of Aurangzeb, Rukhsana "Rajouri's Rukhsana killed a terrorist and was felicitated. Rifleman Aurangzeb was killed by terrorists last year and his brothers are now serving the nation. the list of such daughters and sons is really long. Each of them wanted peaceful Jammu and Kashmir. We have to fulfill their dreams," Modi said.
Ladakh has potential to become biggest centre of spiritual tourism On Ladakh being made a Union Territory, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Ladakh has the potential to become the biggest centre of spiritual tourism, adventure tourism and ecotourism. It can also become a major centre of solar power generation. Now there will be a proper use of its potential."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi assures officials will help people celebrate Eid peacefully Modi wished the country ahead of Eid and said, "We are making sure that people in Jammu and Kashmir have no problem in celebrating Eid. Those from Jammu and Kashmir who live elsewhere and want to return to their homes to celebrate the festival, will be helped in it by us."
Assembly elections soon, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi "As the Panchayat elections were conducted with transparency, the Assembly elections would also be conducted in Jammu and Kashmir soon," said Narendra Modi during his address to the nation.
Many in J&K people couldn't vote for decades or contest local polls: Narendra Modi stressed on the importance ensuring the people of Jammu and Kashmir get to exercise their voting rights.
Modi said, "For decades, lakhs of people in Jammu and Kashmir had the right to vote in Lok Sabha polls but they could neither vote nor contest in Assembly/local polls. These are those who came to India after partition in 1947. Should injustice have continued with them?"
Prime Minister Narendra Modi says Centre will prioritise giving equal facilties to Jammu and Kashmir employees Narendra Modi said, "In the new system, it will be the priority of the Central government that the employees of Jammu and Kashmir and its police force get equal facilities with the employees of the other Union Territories and the police there."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks of Jammu and Kashmir becoming biggest tourist hub "Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hubs of the world. There was a time when Kashmir was the favorite destination of Bollywood filmmakers, I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there," Modi said.
J&K will have CM elected by its people, says Modi asserted that the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh will have leaders, including chief ministers, chosen by the people. "I want to make it clear, your representative will be elected by you, your representative will come from amongst you. I have complete faith, under this new system, we all will be able to free Jammu and Kashmir of terrorism and separatism," Modi said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi praises Governor's Rule Narendra he said that the decision to keep Jammu and Kashmir directly under Central administration for a brief period was a well thought over decision.
Modi claimed, "Since the time Governor's Rule has been in place, the administration has been in touch with the Central government. This is why good governance and development has been visible on ground."
Article 370, 35A only encouraged terrorism, corruption: Narendra Modi claimed that there was never any discussion on how Article 370 was adversely affecting the people of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh.
"It is surprising, no one was able to really tell how did the Article benefit the people. Article 370 and Article 35A have only encouraged terrorism, sluggish development, family-based politics and corruption in Jammu and Kashmir," Modi said.
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