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Amit Shah in J&K: Statehood will be restored after delimitation, assembly polls

Shah stated that no one could hinder progress in Jammu and Kashmir and that harsh action would be taken against anyone who sought to disrupt the union territory's peace and tranquilly.

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Jammu, First Published Oct 23, 2021, 7:32 PM IST
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The statehood of Jammu and Kashmir would be restored following constituency delimitation and assembly elections, announced to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday.
On Saturday, Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, met with members of the state's youth groups. Why, he asked, should the delimitation be stopped? Because doing so would jeopardise political interests. Nothing will now come to a halt in Kashmir. "Delimitation will take place, followed by elections and the restoration of statehood, to provide possibilities for Kashmir's young. I came here to make friends with the young Kashmiris," he said.

He stated that no one could hinder progress in Jammu and Kashmir and that harsh action would be taken against anyone who sought to disrupt the union territory's peace and tranquilly. According to Union Minister Shah, Kashmir has experienced a fresh beginning, moving away from fear, terrorism, corruption, and family-based politics and toward peace, development, and prosperity. The young of Jammu and Kashmir have strengthened this transition, and terrorism and stone-pelting have decreased.

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The minister stated that the "transparent and corruption-free government" experienced in Jammu and Kashmir since 2019 is a foundation of the region's progress. "Is it feasible to do so without repealing Article 370? Our projects in Jammu and Kashmir are multifaceted. It encourages education and skill development, as well as financial aid. In addition, we have pushed sports and tourism," he stated.

In August 2019, the government of Jammu & Kashmir repealed Article 370. In addition, it had divided Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. According to Shah, the government of Jammu and Kashmir has agreed to establish a youth club in each panchayat, with each club receiving Rs 25,000. Sporting activities have also begun. Shah had earlier conducted a security assessment meeting in Srinagar. Manoj Sinha, the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir, was present at the review meeting. This is Shah's first visit to the union area after Article 370 was repealed.

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