Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, a new era has begun for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh with the revocation of Article 370. Addressing the nation this evening, the Prime Minister said, the dream of Sardar Patel, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Dr Shayam Prasad Mookerjee, Atal Bihar Vajpayee and crores of patriots has now been fulfilled. He said, as a nation, the country has taken a historic decision.
The people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladhak were not able to avail benefits of various rights which was a major obstacle in their development. He congratulated people of Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and the whole nation. The Prime Minister said, when some things are there forever, it is presumed that they will never change or go away and Article 370 was something similar.
He said, no one was discussing the harm inflicted due to Article 370 on the people of Jammu and Kashmir and nobody could tell the benefits it was providing to the people of this region. The Prime Minister said the government has tried to bring a new work culture and transparency in the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
He said IIT, IIM, AIIMS, all irrigation projects, all power projects and the Anti-Corruption Bureau are the results of this effort. He said, through the new system, the region Jammu and Kashmir will be freed from terrorism and separatism. He said Jammu and Kashmir will be taken to new height of development.