PM Modi on Jammu and Kashmir Highlights | ‘Union Territory status for Kashmir only for a brief period’: PM Modi
PM Modi on Jammu and Kashmir Highlights: PM assured the nation that things will soon return to normal in Jammu Kashmir.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address to the nation on Thursday evening said that nullifying of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir will usher in a new era in the state. “This was the dream of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel and B R Ambedkar,” he said.
PM Modi said the people of Jammu and Kashmir lost out on the benefits due to Article 370. He told the people that the plan to designate Jammu and Kashmir was a Union Territory was a temporary one.
Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution scrapping the Article granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir. It also cleared a bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The President notified the same the very next day.
Read highlights here:
‘No one has been able to justify how Article 370, 35A were benefitting people’: PM Modi
“No one has been able to justify how the Article 370 and Article 35A was benefitting people of the state,” PM Modi told the nation.
‘Separatism, corruption, terrorism, family rule due to Article 370’: PM Modi
Article 370 has not given anything except separatism, corruption, terrorism and family rule, prime minister said in his address.
PM Modi concludes his address
Prime Minister Modi has concluded his address to the nation.
‘People of Kashmir gave a befitting reply to Pakistan’: PM Modi
“People of Kashmir gave a befitting reply to Pakistan,” said PM Modi.
‘Policemen, innocents died in fight against terror’: PM Modi
PM Modi congratulated security personnel for handling the situation. “Many policemen and innocents died in the fight against terror in Jammu and Kashmir,” said PM Modi.
‘People of J-K could not contest in assembly polls’: PM Modi
“You will be shocked, in Jammu Kashmir for decades, lakhs and 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?’ said PM Modi.
PM assures things will return to normal in Kashmir
“I assure you that things will return to normal. People there are convincing those who disagree with the move, trying to ensure that there is no trouble in Eid celebrations,” PM said.
‘Youth will lead development’: PM Modi
“Decades of dynasty rule in Jammu Kashmir prevented the youth from political leadership. Now my youth of Jammu Kashmir will lead the development work and take the region to new heights,” said PM Modi.
‘There will be development in Ladakh without discrimination’: PM Modi
“There will be development in Ladakh without discrimination. Ladakh is a solar power hub and it has solar power potential,” said PM Modi.
‘Bollywood shoots will be back in the valley soon’: PM Modi
“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,” said PM Modi.
‘Expand technology in J-K’: PM Modi tells private sector
PM Modi urged the private sector to promote and expand technology in Jammu Kashmir. “As technology spreads, the youth will prosper,” said PM Modi.
‘J-K can be biggest tourist hub of the world’: PM Modi
“Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hub of the world,” said PM Modi.
‘Laws to protect Dalits could not be implemented in J-K’: PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi: 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. #Article370revoked pic.twitter.com/X0caiyve1v— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2019
‘Jammu and Kashmir will defeat separatists’: PM Modi
“I have full faith that Jammu and Kashmir will defeat separatists and welcome development. There will be assembly election in the state. Panchayat leaders have already brought development in the state,” PM Modi said.
‘People of J-K want good governance’: PM Modi
“I am sure people of Jammu Kashmir want good governance and transparency,” PM Modi said.
‘No discussion on how Article 370 adversely affected J-K’: PM Modi
“There was never any discussion as to how Article 370 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,” said PM Modi.
‘If things improve, J-K will not have to be Union Territory’: PM Modi
“If things improve, Jammu Kashmir will not be a Union Territory always,” said PM Modi.
‘J-K will still have CM, MLAs, ministers of their choice’: PM Modi
“Jammu Kashmir will still have a CM, ministers and MLAs of their choice. People will choose their representatives,” said PM Modi.
‘IITs, IIMs to come up in state’: PM Modi
“There will be IITs and IIMs in Jammu Kashmir now. There will be projects to improve connectivity in the state,” PM Modi.
‘All posts in J-K to be filled’: PM Modi
“Centre will tackle fiscal deficit in Jammu and Kashmir and all posts will now be filled in the state,” said PM Modi.
‘Schemes on paper now implemented on ground’: PM Modi
“Schemes which were just on paper are now being implemented,” said PM Modi.
‘Benefit schemes couldn’t reach people of J-K’: PM Modi
“Many facilities like health schemes, educational and financial schemes are not reaching the people of Jammu Kashmir. All workers now get employment benefits,” PM Modi said.
‘Future of women secure with scrapping of Article 370’: PM Modi
Due to Article 370, laws passed were not being applied in Jammu Kashmir. The women of the state did not have the same right s as the rest of the country,” said PM. He said with the scrapping of Article 370, their future is now secure.
‘42,000 innocent people were killed’: PM Modi
“Pakistan instigated some people in Jammu Kashmir. There was no development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. 42,000 innocent people were killed,” PM Modi said.
‘Beginning of a new era’: PM Modi
“A new era has started in Jammu Kashmir. Sometimes we think nothing will happen, that is what has been going on with Article 370. The scrapping of Article 370 is the beginning of a new era,” said PM Modi.
‘India has taken historic decision’: PM Modi on Article 370
“With the nullifying of Article 370, the country has taken a historic decision. The dreams of Sardar Patel and Ambedkar have been realised,” PM said.
PM to address nation shortly
PM Modi to address the nation shortly.
‘Invoking alarmist vision, won’t succeed’: India on Pak’s action
‘Invoking alarmist vision, won’t succeed’, India had commented after Pakistan said it would downgrade diplomatic ties with India.
Pakistan had expelled Indian envoy, suspended trade over Kashmir
Pakistan had also expelled Indian envoy and suspended trade over Kashmir. However, work on Kartarpur Corridor is to continue as planned, Pakistan said.
Pakistan PM had warned of Pulawama-like incidents after Article 370 was scrapped
After abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said the move could trigger Pulwama-like incidents.
Helpline numbers for Kashmiris were announced
In view of the tense situation in Kashmir, Srinagar District Magistrate Shahid Choudhary on Thursday announced helpline numbers for residents of Jammu and Kashmir living outside for assistance in travelling back home and contacting relatives in Kashmir. The two numbers are 9419028242 and 9419028251.
Communication services have been down in J-K since Sunday
Kashmir has been on lockdown since Sunday and all communication services in the region have been blocked, including cellular network, landline, mobile internet, and broadband connectivity.
PM to talk about bifurcation of J-K into Union Territories
The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 bifurcates the state into the Union territories (UTs) of J&K, and of Ladakh. While the UT of J&K will have a legislature, the UT of Ladakh will be without one. PM Modi will address this point in his address to the nation also.
PM to talk about abrogation of Article 370, reorganisation of J-K
Under Article 370, Jammu Kashmir had its own constitution, with the President of India empowered to decide which provisions of the Indian Constitution would be applicable within the state — but only with the assent of the state. This will no longer be the case, and the prime minister is expected to tell the nation today how this will help in all-round development of Jammu Kashmir.
Address comes days before customary Independence Day speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address today comes just days before the customary Independence Day speech which will be delivered from the Red Fort on August 15.
PM Modi’s last address to nation was on March 27
The last time the PM addressed the nation was on March 27, when he announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile (A-Sat) capability by shooting down a live satellite in space.
Article 370 was abrogated by Central govt on Tuesday
Article 370, which gave Jammu Kashmir a special autonomous status, was nullified on Tuesday.
PM Modi to address the nation at 8 pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 pm today. He will talk about abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir in the session.