Jammu & Kashmir Live Updates: Removal Of Article 370 Will Result In End Of Terrorism, Says Amit Shah: On Sunday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah declared that exclusion of special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution is going to lead to conclusion of terrorism as well as bring progress and development in the region.
Previously, on Monday, Amit Shah told the Rajya Sabha as he proclaimed creation of Union Territory of Ladakh, he said, “Kashmir and Jammu division will be separate Union Territory with legislature,”
The statement read, “There has been a long pending demand of people of Ladakh, to give it the status of a Union Territory to enable them to realise their aspirations. The Union Territory of Ladakh will be without Legislature,”
Previously, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to eliminate Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking on removing of Article 370, Amit Shah earlier said, “It is a wrong notion that Kashmir is with India because of Article 370 and not because of the letter of accession signed in 1947. No step has been taken in the past because of vote bank politics, but we are not bothered about the vote bank. We should not waste even a second to remove Article 370. We are ready for debate and voting on this issue. Let the House debate.”
At the launch of a book on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Shah said that he definitely believed that Art 370 that gave the special status to Jammu and Kashmir should be removed as it was not helpful to the country as well as for their region too.
“As a legislator, I firmly believe Article 370 should’ve been removed long ago. As a Home Minister, there was no confusion in my mind about the consequences of removing Article 370. I’m confident terrorism in Kashmir will finish and it’ll move ahead on the path of development now,” says Shah.
In the meantime, Jammu and Kashmir Police has said that the situation in the state was peaceful and no unfortunate incident has been reported in last one week.
On Saturday evening, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said, ““There have been no untoward incident except for one, which was a very small incident, in context of Kashmir. The incident happened when some relaxation was given for the Friday namaz and after the namaz as the people were dispersing peacefully, some miscreants tried to take advantage and pelt stones at the security deployment there, which was handled by using minimum force. There have been no deaths and no serious injuries. One person was injured by the pellets in the leg for which the doctors said that it was not serious.”
“There have been a few stray protests in Srinagar/Baramulla and none of these involved a crowd of more than 20 people,” a ministry spokesperson said.