Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Jammu & Kashmir to be the whole state after normalcy is back: Central Government

J&k to be the whole state after normalcy is back: Central Government

Rai responded to a query by Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on the Centre's proposal to reinstate the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir.

Nityanand Rai said the Rajya Sabha that the whole form for Jammu & Kashmir would be granting after returning normalcy.

Jammu & Kashmir lost their statehood following the abrogation of Articles 370 and 37A in August 2019. The former state was then dividing into the Union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

Rai was responding to a written query of Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Priyanka Chaturvedi, who asked if the Centre had any proposal to reinstate the statehood of Jammu & Kashmir in the future.

She also asked if the government was making any effort to end the year-long ban of different means of communication.

Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha told the Hindustan Times on Tuesday that Union home minister Amit Shah had assured the Parliament of granting statehood to the Union territory at an appropriate time.

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"The Prime Minister also said this when he addressed the nation. Recently, when representatives of various political parties met in Delhi on June 24, the question was raised again," he said, adding, "I believe the people of the nation and Jammu & Kashmir must trust them."

Nityanand Rai also informed the Rajya Sabha in response to a separate query that terror-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir reduced by 59% during 2020 compared to 2019 and by 32% till June 2021 when compared with the corresponding period up to June last year.

Rai told the Upper House in a written response.

"Shops and business establishments, public transport, government offices, educational and health institutions, etc are functioning normally in Union territory of Jammu & Kashmir, " 

The minister that the Centre adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism and has taken measures such as strengthening of security apparatus, intensified cordon and search operations to deal with the challenges posed by the terrorist organization effectively.

Rai said in his response.

"The security forces is keeping a close watch on persons who attempt to provide support to terrorist groups,"

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