He was delivering a special lecture in Mumbai on the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and kick start campaign for the BJP for the next month’s Maharashtra Assembly polls. The Home Minister said that abrogation of articles 370 and 35A was a big milestone for the unity and integrity of India.
Shah said that since Article 370 came into force as many as 40 thousand people lost there lives, which was the grave concern for his party and hence BJP Government was firm to nullify the Article 370. He asserted that Jammu and Kashmir’s integration with India was completed with the scrapping of Article 370.
Home Minister Shah also made reference of history narrating how Article 370 came into force. He stated that the Pak Occuped Kashmir wouldn’t have come into existence had Nehru not declared untimely ceasefire with Pakistan.
The Home Minister stated that Article 370 was of no use for India or Kashmir; rather it gave scope to spread terrorism and anti social activities including huge financial corruption in Kashmir. Amit Shah added that three dynasties which ruled Kashmir did not allow the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to be set up there. He said, those who indulged in corruption in Kashmir now are feeling the heat despite the cold there.
The Home Minister assured that abrogation of article 370 will end terrorism in J&K and start economic progress and development in the state. He asserted that not a single bullet has been fired in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. He also assured that there will be no unrest in Kashmir and in the coming days and terrorism will be finished.