Mumbai: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that no one can hinder the development of Jammu and Kashmir, while strict action will be taken against those disrupting peace and harmony in the Union Territory.
Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, was interacting with members of Jammu and Kashmir’s Youth Clubs on Saturday.
Addressing the event, Shah said, “Kashmir has seen a new beginning – from fear, terrorism, corruption and family-based politics to peace, development and prosperity. The youth of Jammu and Kashmir has reinforced this change. Terrorism. Stone pelting has become invisible and… I want to assure you that strict action will be taken against those who want to disturb the peace and harmony of Jammu and Kashmir. No one can obstruct development here. It is our commitment.”
“The transparency and corruption-free governance Jammu-Kashmir has witnessed since 2019 is the pillar of the region’s development. Would it be possible without abrogating Article 370? Our projects for Jammu and Kashmir are multidimensional. It promotes education and skill development, as well as economic assistance. We’ve also promoted sports and tourism,” he stated.
Earlier on Saturday, the Union Home Minister held a security review meeting in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was present in the review meeting.
This is Shah’s first visit to the union territory since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. In the past few days, several civilians have been killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, creating fear in the Valley.