No confusion about consequences of scrapping Article 370: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday asserted that the abrogation of Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu & Kashmir, will eradicate terrorism in Kashmir and lead to the development of the region. He said there was no confusion in his mind about the consequences of removing Article 370, which was not beneficial to Kashmir and the country as well. Here's more.
"As a legislator, I firmly believe Article 370 should've been removed long ago," Shah said. "As a Home Minister, there was no confusion in my mind about the consequences of removing Article 370," he said. "I'm confident terrorism in Kashmir will finish and it will move ahead on the path of development now," the Home Minister added.
#WATCH Amit Shah:As a legislator,I firmly believe Art370 should've been removed long ago. As a Home Minister,there was no confusion in my mind about the consequences of removing Art370. I'm confident terrorism in Kashmir will finishit'll move ahead on the path of development now pic.twitter.com/YWyW5xJJs1— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Union Home Minister Shah made the statements on the abrogation of Article 370 at an event in Chennai organized to launch a book by Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu, titled 'Listening, Learning and Leading', which is about his experiences during the last two years in office. Naidu took charge as the Vice-President and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha on August 11, 2017.
Chennai: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah today released the book 'Listening, Learning and Leading' on Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu's two years in office. pic.twitter.com/BAPvLoWXov— ANI (@ANI) August 11, 2019
Shah's comments came even as the Kashmir Valley reels under uncertainty as the region continues to witness communication blackout and certain restrictions after the removal of Article 370. Authorities reportedly announced that some restrictions would be relaxed on Sunday to ease the situation in view of Eid-ul-Zoha, which is expected to be celebrated on Monday.
Last week, the Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Bill to bifurcate J&K into two Union territories, a resolution to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution, and the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill were passed in the Parliament with a huge majority.