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Article 370 Abrogation | ‘Terrorism wiped out, region progressing towards peace’ says Amit Shah

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 27th 2024 12:37 PM
Article 370 Abrogation | ‘Terrorism wiped out, region progressing towards peace’ says Amit Shah

Article 370 Abrogation | ‘Terrorism wiped out, region progressing towards peace’ says Amit Shah

 Article 370 Abrogation | Union Home Minister Amit Shah stated that the removal of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir has led to a decline in youth involvement in terrorism, emphasising that the region is now progressing towards peace.

 He highlighted a significant reduction in terrorism and the cessation of stone-pelting incidents. 
In an interview with media channel, Shah remarked on the positive transformations post-Article 370 abrogation, refuting previous concerns about the loss of Jammu and Kashmir's cultural, linguistic, and identity facets, stating that these apprehensions have been proven false over the past five years.


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"Today, Kashmiri is a free Kashmiri and is buzzing with tourists. The value of its food and language has improved. A rumour was spread that with the abrogation of Article 370, there would be a flux of thousands of people into Kashmir, threatening Kahmiriyat. Nothing of the sort happened," Shah added.

Amit Shah reiterated that on August 5, 2019, the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and reorganized the region into two Union territories. 

He emphasized that just like other states in India such as Gujarat, Bengal, and Maharashtra, each with its distinct culture, Jammu and Kashmir now enjoys the same sense of cultural identity. Shah expressed satisfaction that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are experiencing this sense of belonging akin to other states in India.

Amit Shah said that over 40,000 youth were killed in the past four decades. "Today, Jammu and Kashmir is marching ahead with peace; terrorism is being wiped out. The tradition of the biannual 'Darbar Move has been abolished. Stone-pelting has not nearly but been reduced to zero," Shah said.

"An anti-corruption bureau has been formed to crack down on corruption. The money of the public is reaching out to them," Shah said.

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Earlier, the Supreme Court directed the Election Commission of India to hold Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir by September 30, 2024.

The last election for the region's legislative assembly was held in 2014. 

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(With inputs from agencies)                   

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