Modi's address comes two days after the Parliament passed a resolution repealing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution
The adoption of the resolution on Article 370 has also nullified Article 35A which defined permanent residents of the state
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the nation took a historic decision by scrapping article 370 which will ensure equal rights and duties for the citizens of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. PM Modi also asserted that the decision has amounted to the realisation of dreams of many of the distinguished leaders of the past.
Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hub of the world. There was a time when Kashmir was the favorite destination of Bollywood film makers, I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there
We will rid Jammu and Kashmir of terrorism and separatism under new measures
Projects languishing for decades being pushed forward
I am giving assurance that you will get opportunity to elect your representatives in a transparent way
The decision to keep J&K directly under Central administration for a brief period was a well thought over decision. Since Governor rule was implemented in J&K, state admin has been directly in touch with Centre due to which the effects of good governance can be seen on ground
Your representative will be elected by you and from among you
Each govt official in J&K to get LTC, HRA & other allowances
State govt employees including police will soon get benefits on par with employees of other Union Territories
Safai Karmacharis in Jammu and Kashmir do have the benefits given to those in other places; minority and dalit protection laws dont apply to the state
All vacant posts in Kashmir and Ladakh will be filled soon
You will be shocked, in J&K for decades, lakhs & thousands of people had right to vote in Lok Sabha polls but neither they could vote nor contest in assembly/local polls. These are those who came to India after partition in 1947. Should injustice have continued with them?
Unthinkable that laws meant to benefit citizens not applicable to one part of country
In different states of the country sanitation workers come under the sanitation worker act, but workers from J&K were deprived of it. In many states strong laws are their to stop atrocities against dalits, but this was not the case in J&K
There was never any discussion as to how Article370 was adversely affecting the people of Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. And it is surprising, no one was able to really tell how did the article benefit the people
Over 1.5 crore people of J and K were being denied benefits of legislations meant for the entire country
Pakistan used Article 370 as a tool to spread terrorism; over 42,000 people died
We as a nation, as a family, have taken a historic decision. A system due to which brothers & sisters of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh were deprived of many rights & which was a big obstacle to their development, that system has been done away with
The dream of Sardar Patel, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Dr Syama Prasad Mukherjee, Atalji and of crores of patriots has been fulfilled
Article 370 and Article 35 (A) did not give anything except separatism, corruption, terrorism and family rule
I congratulate people of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and the whole nation
When some things are their forever we presume they will never change or go away. Article 370 was something similar.
PM Modi's first reaction on Article 370: India took a historic decision
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