AHMEDABAD: The abrogation of Article 370 is a true tribute by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to nearly 35,000 jawans who lost their lives fighting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday.
The steps taken by the government will bring everlasting peace in Jammu and Kashmir and enable it to head towards development, Shah said hereafter inspecting a parade of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) on its 27th Raising Day.
“I believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid the most befitting tribute to 35,000 martyred jawans (in Kashmir) by abrogating Articles 370 and 35A,” he said.
“The situation was such that our jawans were losing their lives in Jammu and Kashmir for so many years. This situation was there for 70 years, but nobody had the courage or even paid attention to rectify the situation,” he said.
Shah thanked Modi for the decision to abrogate Article 370 from the “stage of CRPF” (whose personnel are deployed in Kashmir).
“I want to assure people of Kashmir and India that Jammu and Kashmir will walk on the path of development. Our forces will take care of those who will try to disturb peace in Kashmir. This move will bring everlasting peace,” he said.