This Article is From Aug 05, 2019

"Article 370 Root Of Terrorism In Kashmir": Amit Shah - Top Quotes

Amit Shah said the "obstacle of Article 370" had to be removed to embrace the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir, integrate the region with the rest of India and develop it.

'Article 370 Root Of Terrorism In Kashmir': Amit Shah - Top Quotes

"We don't want Jammu and Kashmir to remain a Union Territory forever," Amit Shah said.

New Delhi: Article 370 of the Constitution, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir, has been scrapped today by a presidential order. Home minister Amit Shah said Article 370 had ruined Jammu and Kashmir, stalled its development, prevented proper health care and education and blocked industries. Amit Shah also introduced a bill to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, which was passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Here are Home Minister Amit Shah's top quotes In Rajya Sabha:

  1. Article 370 didn't allow democracy in Jammu and Kashmir. Corruption and poverty increased in the state. The entire country is developing, but when we look at Kashmir, we get tears in our eyes that even after 70 years (of independence), they are still living in poverty.

  2. Article 370 ensures there is no PPP model, no private investment in the state. 370 ensures the healthcare in Jammu and Kashmir suffers, no doctor wants to go there. 370 ensures there is no right to education for the children of Kashmir. Dalits, OBCs in the state don't get any reservation because of 370... Can the advocates of Article 370 explain why this should be?

  3. We have been accused of doing votebank politics. Do only Muslims live in the valley? Sikhs, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains everyone live in Kashmir. We don't do votebank politics.

  4. Article 370 was the root of terror in Jammu and Kashmir. It is time for it to go... if it doesn't go today, we can't remove terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir.

  5. It may take time but Jammu and Kashmir will become normal again. At the right time Jammu and Kashmir will become a state again. Don't want the state to remain a Union Territory forever.