Mumbai: Abolition of the article 370 and 35A is the way to get out the terrorism from the nation and by repelling of Article 370, the entrance for the terrorism has been closed it is all because of PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah said on Thursday while attending a flagging of ‘Run for Unity. ‘
“PM Modi fulfilled Sardar Patel’s dream. By repealing Article 370 and Article 35A, PM Modi united Jammu Kashmir with India forever. I want to tell you again that Article 370 and 35 A were a gateway to terrorism in the country…PM Modi has shut that gate,” he said.
Paying tributes to the first Home Minister of the country, Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary, Shah said, “Sardar Patel merged over 500 princely states to form a united India but one thing was lacking — Jammu Kashmir. Though it was merged with India, it remained a problem for us due to Article 370 and Article 35A. For 70 years, nobody found it appropriate to touch it. August 5 is the day when the Parliament of India removed Article 370 and Article 35 A and fulfilled the unfulfilled dream of Sardar Patel.”
The day also marks the official bifurcation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The UTs come into existence from Thursday after the central government on August 5 decided to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 and create them on October 31.
“When all work was done, Mahatma Gandhi wrote a letter to Sardar Patel — the problem of princely states was so complex, so big that except for you, no one else could have done that work. By merging all these princely states, you have done the greatest service to India,” Shah said. Shah also claimed that Sardar Patel did not get due recognition even after several years of independence and credited PM Modi for taking steps which gave due recognition to the former Home Minister.
To make an official UT of the states will help the terrorism to down level and the direct control of the Union home ministry will also help to overcome the militants and youngsters to slip over the terrorism.