J&K will have zero terror incident by 2026 : Amit Shah

Lok Sabha passes J&K Reservation, Reorganisation amendment bills

| Updated: 07 December, 2023 1:21 pm IST

SRINAGAR: Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2023 and Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization (Amendment) Bill, 2023 following a comprehensive reply by the Union Home Minister Amit Shah to a political debate held for two days.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “The bills would give justice to those deprived of their rights for the last 70 years.” He further said that Kashmiri Pandits would not have had to leave the Kashmir valley had terrorism been tackled at the beginning without considering vote-bank politics.

Union Home Minister also talked about two “Nehruvian blunders” by blaming the first Prime Minister of the country Jawaharlal Nehru for “two major blunders” — declaring a ceasefire without winning the entire Kashmir and taking the issue to the United Nations — for the sufferings of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also announced that there will be zero terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir by 2026 and the Narendra Modi Government will return to power in 2024. He also said that Article 370 was responsible for the death of 45,000 people in Jammu and Kashmir, which was abrogated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and with its removal, separatism has ended and terrorism has reduced significantly.

While sharing statistics on the reduction of terror-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister said there was a 70 percent decline in terror incidents in J&K post Art 370 abrogation as the present approach was not just to end terrorism but dismantle its ecosystem as well. “A new wave of change, and development was blowing across J&K but those who vacation in England won’t be able to gauge it,” he said.

Union Home Minister said Pakistan-occupied Jammu Kashmir is part of India and hence 24 seats have been kept reserved for the region in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly. He said after the delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir to redraw Assembly and Parliamentary constituencies, there will be 43 Assembly seats in Jammu region — up from present 37 — and 47 in Kashmir valley, up from 46.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that in 1947, 31,779 families were displaced from PoJK to Jammu and Kashmir and out of these, 26,319 families started living in J&K while 5,460 families left for other parts of the country. He said that after the wars of 1965 and 1971, 10,065 families were displaced. Overall, 41,844 families were displaced. He said that Prime Minister Modi listened to the voices of these displaced people who had not paid attention in earlier decades and gave them their rights.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said, “Through these bills, in history, every oppressed, backward and displaced Kashmiri would remember efforts and blessings of the Lok Sabha that the Narendra Modi government reserved 2 seats to provide justice to the brothers and sisters of their own country who were displaced since last 70 years.”

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