Article-370 Abrogation Brought Peace, Progress In J&K: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI File Photo

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, August 5, 2201, said that since the abrogation of Article 370 two years ago there has been unprecedented peace and progress in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir its special status, and the bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union territories, PM Modi said two years ago on this day the first big step towards a new Jammu and Kashmir was taken.

"A historic day. Two years ago, on this day, the first big step towards a #NewJammuKashmir was taken. Since then, there has been unprecedented peace & progress in the region. Head to Your Voice section of the Volunteer module on NaMo App for informative content, graphics and more!" tweeted the official account of Narendra Modi's personal website.

'J&K Saw Real Democracy In Last 2 Years'

Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed real democracy, development and good governance in the last two years that resulted in "immeasurably" strengthening India''s unity and integrity, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said Thursday.

"Jammu and Kashmir has seen real Democracy, Development, Good Governance and Empowerment in the last two years. As a result, India''s unity and integrity has been immeasurably strengthened," Jaishankar tweeted with a hashtag ''#NewJammuKashmir''.

Jammu and Kashmir had enjoyed the special status that was granted under Article 370 of the Constitution.

Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs Meenakashi Lekhi said that the "historic move" has brought an era of peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir.

"On this day two years ago, Article 370 was abrogated. The historic move has brought an era of peace and development in Jammu & Kashmir. Under the leadership of @narendramodiji & @amitshah ji we bear witness to the formation of #NewJammuKashmir #Article370," she tweeted.

In June, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had said the decision to create Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as two separate union territories has bolstered national security and led to a major reduction in militant activities.

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