SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that by reading- down of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made the “merger” of Jammu Kashmir forever with India.
Speaking at an election rally in Sandur, Karnataka, on Thursday, Shah praised the government’s move and highlighted the significant improvement in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation.
Shah refuted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s claims of a bloodbath in the region, stating that the abrogation has led to the lowest figures of terrorism-related incidents. The Home Minister also added that the move has led to a lot of positive changes in the region.
The abrogation of Article 370, which had caused harm to the country, was a significant move made by the BJP-led government in 2019, Shah said.
Despite opposition from various political parties, the government’s decision has ensured the integration of Jammu and Kashmir into India permanently. The improved situation in the region has been well-received and is a cause for celebration for the entire country, he added.