After the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that Kashmir was experiencing peace, good business investment, and an influx of tourists.
I have a question for those who questioned the removal of Article 370.
“For the past 75 years, there has been Article 370. Why hadn’t there been any peace? Wasn’t Article 370 in place in 1990, if there was a link between peace and it? Why, if it was there in 1990, was there no peace? Even if we include figures for targeted killings, we’re still nowhere near 10%. This is a sign of peace, Shah said at the event, where he also gave the keynote address.
He also stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi ensured the most efficient use of resources in order to successfully combat oxygen shortages during the country’s second wave of coronavirus.
During his keynote address at the HT Leadership Summit here, Shah said the country has responded forcefully to Pakistan’s cross-border terrorism by “hitting it in its house” with surgical strikes carried out by defence forces.
No one thought Articles 370 and 35A could be repealed, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that it was done in 2019.
“I can say that Kashmir now has peace, that investment is coming in, and that tourists are flocking.”
“Kashmir is gradually returning to normal in order to stand in unity with the rest of the country,” he said.
He claimed that the Modi government demonstrated that breaching Indian borders was not easy by launching armed surgical strikes into Pakistan.
Until now, only Israel and the United States were known to have accomplished this feat, but India has now joined the list.
“We want peace with everyone… border security is our top priority, and we’ve sent a clear and loud message in this regard.”
“India now has a different acceptance in the world as a result of this,” he said.
In response to the recent challenges posed by the COVID-19, the home minister stated that Prime Minister Modi’s effective policies helped to quickly recover the economy, which had been hit by the pandemic.
“The Indian economy is currently growing at the fastest rate in the world,” Shah said.
Shah praised Modi’s leadership, saying it was the first time India’s security policy “came out of the shadows” of the country’s foreign policy.
He claimed that in the ten years leading up to the election of Modi’s government in 2014, the country had experienced “policy paralysis,” the Prime Minister’s office had been “compromised,” and India’s international standing had deteriorated.
“We got political stability in 2014 because the country had been ruled by coalition governments for a long time,” the home minister said.
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