Asserting that his authorities’s choices on Jammu and Kashmir have been pushed by nationwide curiosity and never politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has mentioned that abrogation of particular standing to J&K beneath Article 370 of the Structure will “empower democracy” there “even more”, as the availability had all alongside helped the native political class keep away from transparency and accountability.
Modi slammed critics of the federal government’s resolution, and mentioned, “Those who ruled Kashmir, thinking it is their divine right to do so, will dislike democratisation and peddle incorrect narratives. They do not want a self-made, younger leadership to emerge.”
Articles 370 and 35(A), he mentioned, have been like “chains that kept people tied”.
“Those who are opposing the decisions on Jammu and Kashmir should answer one basic question — what is their defence for Articles 370 and 35(A) remaining? They would have no answer to this question,” Modi mentioned in an interview to information company IANS.
These critics, he mentioned, are the identical individuals who protest in relation to something that helps the frequent folks. “There is a project to provide water to people, they will oppose it. There is a railway track being built, they will oppose that. Their heart only beats for Maoists and terrorists… Today, every Indian is fully standing with the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. I am confident they will stand with us in the aim to boost development and bring peace.”
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Modi mentioned opposing the choice are the “usual vested interest groups, political dynasties, those who sympathise with terror, and some friends in the Opposition”.
“The people of India, irrespective of what their political preference is, have supported the steps taken in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. This is about the nation, not politics.” The folks of India, he mentioned, are witnessing that “tough but essential decisions that were earlier assumed to be impossible are becoming a reality”.
The Prime Minister mentioned: “The status quo of seven long decades clearly could not fulfil people’s aspirations. Citizens were kept away from the fruits of development. The greatest casualty was the lack of any proper economic avenues to increase earnings…”