Art 370 anniversery: Govt claims peace in JK; no change, says Oppn

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 8/6/2023 5:03:37 AM

SRINAGAR, August 5: On the 4th anniversary of Article 370's abrogation, the Union Territory government on Saturday highlighted that the "historic" decision has ushered in peace and development in J&K, while the opposition parties, including the PDP and the Congress, held protest demonstrations demanding restoration of statehood.
The BJP marked the day with a public meeting in Srinagar and its leaders there said that following the August 05, 2019 decision, there has been no shutdowns in the Kashmir Valley, and with the situation getting better, the Union Territory has hosted international events and witnessed record tourist influx.
The biggest change after the abrogation of the Article 370 is that the common people of Jammu and Kashmir are living life according to their own wishes, Lieutenant Governor (LG) Manoj Sinha said in Srinagar.
The Centre on this day in 2019 had revoked Article 370, which gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcated it into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
During an event in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar, Shah said, "On August 5, 2019, (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi had taken the historic decision to scrap Article 370. On this occasion, I thank the prime minister on behalf of the people of the country."
"The historic decision to scrap Article 370 taken on this day in 2019 ushered in a new dawn of peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir," the home minister tweeted.



The Gaza Crisis and the Global Fallout... Read More



Daily horoscope