Mumbai: Following the Union Minister’s visit to the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, PM Narendra Modi urged to spread the message of development among not just people from urban areas, but also among those from villages in the Valley.
The Prime Minister made these remarks at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in the national capital last evening. The Union Minister will visit Jammu and Kashmir from January 26 to 28, after the split in the two different union territories of the state from January 26 to 28.
According to the report, the ministers were asked to spread awareness about various central schemes, which would benefit the people at the grassroots.
The visit, organized by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), comes days after a group of 15 foreign envoys, including the US Ambassador to India Ken Juster, moved the US embassy to the Valley to take stock of the ground situation. In October last year, this was the second batch of foreign envoys to be taken to Kashmir after right-wing European Union (EU) group 23.
However, opposition leaders have been repeatedly prevented from visiting Kashmir.
The Valley has been under special communications lockdown since it announced the cancellation of its special status. Although steps have been taken in the coming months to restore various modes of communication, the overall normalcy has not yet been restored.