Amit Shah Believes J&K Would We free of Pakistan-backed terrorism: Following the abolition of Article 370 two-and-a-half years ago, security forces have taken “decisive control” of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in J&K, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah at the CRPF’s 83rd Raising Day major celebration in Jammu on Saturday.
In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have effectively suppressed terrorism since the abolition of Article 370, which granted J&K several controversial powers. “I am convinced we will be able to restore peace,” he added, praising the CRPF.
The scenario in J&K has changed dramatically since Narendra Modi became PM in 2014. As for Ek Pradhan, Ek Vidhaan, and Ek Nishan, Shah claimed it was realised in J&K under the PM’s watch. “Today, there is one flag, one Constitution, and one leader throughout India,” he remarked.
After the elimination of Article 370, J&K has seen “inclusive development” and “corruption-free governance,” said Shah, who arrived in Jammu on Friday for a two-day visit.
“J&K democracy is thriving. We have Sarpanchs in every village today. Renovated national roads and contemporary measures are being used to enhance J&K,” the home minister stated. “Every section sets new records.”
He praised the J&K government for securing over Rs 33,000 crore in investment at a period when democracy was almost nonexistent. He said that J&K would soon have seven new medical colleges and two AIIMS.
He then assured the gathering jawans that the Centre is committed to modernising the CRPF with contemporary weapons and technology. The CRPF will soon be the country’s elite force, he added. “We shall never forget this force’s bravery. The enormous sacrifices made by CRPF personnel will be inscribed in gold. Martyrs’ families will never be alone.”
To deny terrorists a safe refuge or financial assistance, Shah evaluated the security situation in J&K. “The security grid should be enhanced to guarantee zero cross-border infiltration and to entirely eradicate terrorism,” he said during a security meeting with Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and top police.
Terrorism-related deaths have fallen from 417 in 2018 to 229 by 2021, while security force deaths have fallen from 91 in 2018 to 42 in 2021.