The Lok Sabha passed the Jammu & Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 on Wednesday. While speaking at a debate on the bill, the Union Home Minister called Article-370 the root cause of terrorism.
In his Lok Sabha speech, Amit Shah pointed out two mistakes of former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru that harmed Kashmir the most.
-Talking about one of the bills, Amit Shah said that the JK bill would give representation in the assembly to those who had to leave Kashmir due to terrorism.
-One of two bills on Jammu and Kashmir seeks to nominate two Kashmiri Migrant community members, including a woman, to assembly, he added.
-Apart from calling out past governments of the Congress for failing to maintain peace in Jammu and Kashmir, he also criticized the party on other fronts as well. “Congress has done the greatest harm to Other Backward Classes: Amit Shah in Lok Sabha,” Shah said while giving credit to PM Narendra Modi for the recent welfare work done for the backward classes.
-Talking about the economic boost in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article-370, Amit Shah highlighted the boom of the entertainment industry in the region.
“The first theatre was made in multiplex in 2021 after the abrogation of Article 370. Over 100 films are being shot in the valley and the bank loan proposals for over 100 movie theatres are under process,” he said.
– Comparing the situation of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir during the Congress government, Amit Shah highlighted the massive reduction of incidents of stone pelting between 2004-2014 and 2014-2023. He also called ‘Article-370 as the root cause of terrorism.”