After 2019 A New Era Was Established In Kashmir: Amit Shah

Says J&K Admin Has Established Decisive Domination Over Militancy

Srinagar- The administration in Jammu and Kashmir has established a decisive domination over militancy under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Thursday.

“Today, under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Jammu and Kashmir is on the path of peace and development. Sinha has established a decisive domination over terrorism there under the leadership of PM Modi,” Shah said addressing a function here through video conferencing.

The home minister was speaking after unveiling of the ‘Statue of Peace’ of philosopher and social reformer Ramanujacharya in Sonawar.

Shah said the administration headed by Sinha has also delivered development to the people of Kashmir without any discrimination.

“For a long time, the nation had a hope that Jammu and Kashmir will be irreversibly integrated with the nation by removal of Article 370 and Article 35A, and that hope was fulfilled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On 5 August 2019, a new era was established in Kashmir,” he said.

He said he was feeling peace that the Surya (Sun) temple in Srinagar had been restored and renovated.

“…The unveiling of the statue of peace in Srinagar is a good sign for the people of India, especially the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said.

“I believe that the Statue of Peace will bring the blessings and teachings of Ramanujacharya to the people of all religions in Kashmir and take them on the path of peace and development,” he added.

Throwing light on the life and teachings of the philospher, Shah said he had worked mostly in South India but had visited Kashmir to procure an important manuscript called ‘Bodayana Vritti’, a treatise on the Brahma Sutras, as the only copy of this manuscript was in the royal library of the Valley.

“The King in Kashmir not only opened the doors of his library but also welcomed Swamy Ramanujacharya,” he added.

The four-feet-tall statue shows Ramanujacharya sitting with his hands folded. The 600-kg statue carved from white granite has been placed three feet above the ground.

Post 2019 Reforms Transformed Lives Of People: LG

Meanwhile Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the reforms brought in Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of special status have transformed the lives of people of the Union Territory and built a better future for them.

Sinha made these remarks during the inauguration of the Statue of Peace of Swami Ramanujacharya at Shuryar Mandir, Srinagar on Thursday, an official spokesperson said. The status was unveiled by Home Minister Amit Shah through video conferencing.

Besides LG, saints and followers of Swami Ramanujacharya from across the country attended the unveiling ceremony here.

According to the spokesperson, the LG said that Swami Ramanujacharya Ji is the inspiration for eternal peace, unity and integrity of the country, social reform and upliftment of the downtrodden.

“With the installation of Statue of Peace, J&K is sending a message of peace, unity, harmony and brotherhood to the world,” Sinha said.

“I am confident, Jagadguru Ramanujacharya’s life and message, emphasizing peace, love, truth and equality of all human beings will continue to inspire and guide people of J&K,” he added.

Expressing gratitude to the Home Minister for unveiling the Statue of Peace, the LG, according to the spokesperson said that under the guidance of Prime Minister, the UT government will continue to make efforts to establish a prosperous, progressive and egalitarian society in Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Statue of Peace also commemorates the special connection of Ramajunacharya with Kashmir,” Sinha said.

The LG, as per the spokesperson also stated that the Statue of Peace symbolizes the values on which the Vishishtadvaita philosophy was founded by Jagadguru Ramajunacharya to show humanity the right path of peace and love.

“Jagadguru gave birth to idea of social equality and contributed immensely for developing the spiritual consciousness in the society,” the LG said.

“I believe that the efforts for establishment of peace, progress of the society are not limited to any one area, but it is a movement of the entire humanity. Jagadguru also traveled to Kashmir to fulfill this purpose,” he added.

Speaking about the reforms brought in J&K after August 2019, the LG, according to the spokesperson said the new reforms have transformed the lives of people of J&K and built a better future for them.

Sinha, he said, maintained that tribals and marginalized sections of Jammu and Kashmir faced discrimination for decades.

“Under the guidance of Prime Minister and Home Minister, a true egalitarian society has been established and the doors of future possibilities have been opened for the entire population,” he added.

The LG, as per the spokesperson said that under Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the UT administration is trying to take the philosophy of such great personalities to the students and youth.

“We will also try to introduce Jagadguru’s vision and philosophy to youth clubs and universities and colleges in Jammu Kashmir,” the LG added.

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