New Delhi: Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah on the third day of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various development projects in Srinagar. Many dignitaries including Jammu and Kashmir’s Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh were also present on the occasion.
In his address on the occasion, Amit Shah said that on August 5, 2019, the government had taken a decision and under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new era of development has started in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Valley and by the year 2024, you will get it. Beautiful results will also be seen. He said that all-round development of Kashmir is the heartfelt wish of Modi ji and I have come only to talk of development. But before that I also want to talk my mind, I was taunted, cursed, I was condemned in very strong words and I want to talk openly with you today that’s why today I am in front of you without bulletproof and security I am standing
The Union Home Minister said that Farooq Abdullah has advised me that the Government of India should talk to Pakistan, but I want to tell Farooq sahib and especially all of you that if I want to talk, then I will talk to my brothers and sisters and youth of the valley. He said that we want to talk with you, that is why while talking to the youth, I said that I want to be friends with the youth of the valley and I extended a hand of friendship to them.
I am sure because there is no flaw in our intention, there is no bad feeling in our mind. This step has been taken with the sole aim of developing the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir and the newly created Ladakh. I tell you that what Kashmir needed before 2024 will be in front of your eyes. Shri Shah said that Kashmir resides in the heart of Modi ji, whenever he talks, he says whether all the schemes are reaching properly or not, he asks whether the benefits of all the schemes are like the rest of the states of India. reaches or not.
Amit Shah said that I want to assure you that you remove the fear from your heart, no one can disturb the peace and development journey of Kashmir and you can trust the Government of India. The intention and motive of those who disturb this development journey is not clear. They tell me why the curfew was imposed after August 5, why the internet was shut down. They mislead the youth of Kashmir and today I want to answer all of them that the people of Kashmir have as much right over the country as mine.
He said that after August 5, if they had not shut down the internet, had not imposed curfew, then who would have died in the situation that would have arisen by inciting the sentiments of the youth, the youth of Kashmir would have died. We did not want anyone to fire at the youth of Kashmir. Do not understand these people, these three families have ruled here for 70 years, we understand how big the burden of funeral of an old father is on the shoulders of his young son. Under his rule 40 thousand people died in the valley and till date there is no condemnation of terrorism and terror. They say that if someone is killed, he is not cured, but whoever killed him did well, they do not say. I have come to make it clear to you that we will not allow them to be killed, we will not allow them to disturb the peace and peace and harmony will prevail here.
The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that many people raised questions that after the abrogation of Article 370, the land of Kashmiris in the Valley will be snatched. You ask in your village how much land has been lost in two years. These people spread lies, it is not true. If you come to your village, then tell me that the land has not gone in my village.
These people want to keep the development divided, they want to save their power, they want to continue the corruption they have been doing since 70 years. He said that the Lieutenant Governor has given jobs to more than 20 thousand people and I can claim that neither a single recommendation was made nor a single person had to pay money.
The era of giving jobs to the people around us is over. Who has talent, who has the ability, who wants to devote his youth for the development of Kashmir, he is getting a job. It is hurting in their stomach that someone is getting job without our recommendation, how can this happen. I want to say that now this will happen and now the corruption of these three families will not work.
Amit Shah said that Sufism had come to India from Central Asia and Iran via Kashmir and Kashmir had presented Sufism to the whole of India. I have come to meet Sufi saints and hope has arisen in my mind that there can be peace forever in Jammu and Kashmir. Appealing to the youth of Kashmir, he said that what good did those who hold stones and weapons in your hands do. They talk about Pakistan. Pak Occupied Kashmir is nearby, ask whether the village has electricity, hospital, medical college, drinking water, toilets for sisters. There is nothing there and these people talk about Pakistan. I have come to tell you that you have as much right in India as any citizen of India has on India. You have as much right on development and the treasury of the Government of India as every citizen of India has. The people of Kashmir have to take this process forward with a certainty.
The Union Home Minister said that three families ruled for 70 years. I want to ask that why did you not give right to the youth of Kashmir to become Panch, Sarpanch for 70 years, to contest elections in Taluka Panchayat and Zila Panchayat to the mother and sisters of Kashmir. For 70 years, 87 MLAs sat with 6 MPs and that too made the people around you.
He was afraid that today he has become a sarpanch, tomorrow he will go to tehsil panchayat, he has gone to tehsil panchayat, he will go to district panchayat, if he has gone to district panchayat, he will become an MLA without his recommendation and the one who has become an MLA will also become the chief minister. could. If one of you becomes the Chief Minister, what will happen to his family?
Today 30,000 people have become elected representatives of the people of Kashmir through democracy. I want to tell the youth of Kashmir that you should join the democratic process and carry forward this process which has been stalled for years. You can also become an MLA, a member of the Lok Sabha, a minister in the Government of India and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and no one can stop you.
Amit Shah said that these people were sitting for 70 years stopping democracy, Modi ji took democracy to the village and home. Everyone has cast their votes fearlessly, up to 98 percent voting has taken place and all the people are doing their work today. Pahari brothers never used to get the benefit of reservation, but now they will start getting it. I ask you whether gas cylinders reached every mother’s house in the valley for 70 years, we have tried that gas cylinders should reach every house. Electricity is reaching every house in Jammu and Kashmir. Why didn’t all this happen in 70 years, who had stopped it. But how to do because he used to go to England for 6 months in a year. I hope that the next Chief Minister of Kashmir also comes who does not go to London, goes to Anantnag in Kashmir and listens to the voice of the people of Kashmir.
Shah said that Modi ji has started giving houses to 55000 people, out of which more than 20 thousand people have got houses in Jammu and Kashmir. He said that I promise you that before December 2022 no one will be homeless and everyone will have their own house. Modi ji has completed the work of providing toilets in every household of Kashmir, as well as the work of providing pure drinking water from taps has also started in every household. The work of providing tap water in two districts of the Valley has been completed and this work will be completed in 11 other districts by December this year. By December 2022, the work of providing tap water to every household in Kashmir will be completed. Shri Shah said that I want to know from those who ask questions again and again that why they did not provide gas, toilet, house, electricity and drinking water from tap in every house.
The Union Home Minister said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given health expenses up to Rs 5 lakh to 60 crore poor people across the country. When Kashmir’s turn came, Modi ji told Manoj ji that Kashmir has suffered a lot, there is a lot of wound in Kashmir, so instead of poor in Kashmir, decide to give health assistance of up to Rs 5 lakh to every Kashmiri. Under this, the health scheme was started and under this, the Jammu and Kashmir administration is bearing the health expenses of up to five lakh rupees for every person of Jammu and Kashmir today. Shri Shah said that today the son of the poor of Kashmir is not helpless for the treatment of any serious illness of his aged father. Today he takes his elderly father to the hospital and saves his father’s life by swapping the card given by Modi ji. Shri Shah said that this scheme is for the poor in the whole country but inside my Jammu and Kashmir this scheme is for every Kashmiri. He said that I want to ask the previous governments why they did not make this arrangement in 70 years.
Amit Shah said that today there is no need to pay any commission for widow and old age assistance and children’s stipend, at the press of a button, the assistance comes directly to the beneficiary’s account. Every year 6 thousand rupees sent by Modi ji to 12 lakh farmers of Jammu and Kashmir get directly into their account. The Home Minister said that those who mislead you with different things, you should think on them and think why all these things did not happen earlier, why has happened only in the last two years. All of you should ask for their account from those people.
Shah said that the whole world fought in the outbreak of Corona, India and Kashmir also fought under the leadership of Modi ji. The corona vaccine was found and started giving it. The first 100% vaccination in the country is from Jammu and Kashmir because Modi ji believes that Jammu and Kashmir has suffered a lot and first of all, Jammu and Kashmir should be protected from Corona. The work of giving the first dose of vaccine to every person including young and old people of Jammu and Kashmir has ended. The second phase work is also 50% finished. He said that this is an example of Shri Narendra Modi ji’s attachment to Kashmir.
The Union Home Minister said that 40000 people were killed and these people always kept saying talk to Pakistan, talk to Hurriyat, what was the result. He had ended the tour of the valley. Shri Shah said that from March 2020 to March 2021, 1,31,000 tourists from India and abroad visited Jammu and Kashmir, which is the highest figure since independence. He said that those who disturbed the peace, their motive is that industries should not be set up here, youth should remain unemployed and being unemployed, keep lifting stones in their hands on the path shown by them. But we want the youth to pick up books and pens, not stones, not weapons, but pick up the means of assembling spare parts and decorate their lives.
Amit Shah said that the kind of development environment in the country, the development of Jammu and Kashmir should be more than that, that is why today we are going to announce many schemes. The work of 500 bed hospital in Srinagar at a cost of Rs 115 crore has been completed, today the foundation stone of Handwara Medical College is also being laid from here. Roads worth Rs 2,000 crore were built last year and this time we are starting the work of constructing roads worth Rs 4,000 crore.
He said that a rolling trophy of cricket, football and basketball has been started, for which LG Sahab has given Rs 15 crore. Shri Shah said that I have a request to the youth of Kashmir that why there is no youth from Kashmir in the Indian cricket team. He said that there is a lot of talent among the youth of Kashmir, this trophy will work to connect the youth of Kashmir with these sports.
The Union Home Minister said that today a huge program is being started under which the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb is being started once again here by upgrading 75 Sufi religious places including temples, gurudwaras and Islamic religious places at government expense. . The Home Minister said that during the rule of three families in 70 years, a total investment of Rs 12 to 15 thousand crores had come.
Modi ji brought a new industrial policy for Jammu and Kashmir, in this policy the highest tax concession has been given in the whole country. It has been only 6 months since this policy and we have crossed the Rs 12,000 crore investment mark. By 2022, an investment of more than Rs 50,000 crore will come in Jammu and Kashmir and 5 lakh children will get employment.
He said that Pulwama was earlier dominated by terrorists and now AIIMS is being built in Pulwama at a cost of 2,000 crores. He said that colleges were closed for the youth, there was stone pelting, today IITs, NIFT etc. are coming at a cost of about 900 crores. Along with this, two AIIMS and Medical College have also come here. He said that many development works are ahead and I am sure that Jammu and Kashmir is going to become the most developed province of the country.
Shah said that Modi ji wants to take forward the work of development here, is the youth of the valley and Kashmir ready to support Modi ji in this work. He said that we will not allow the youth to be misguided, we will not allow stones to remain in their hands and this spirit will develop Jammu and Kashmir.
The Union Home Minister said that neither the government, nor the governor nor I can do the development of the valley and Kashmir, but only the people, youth and people of my valley can do it. He said that I have come with a big heart to say with an open heart to the people of the Valley that the time has come to usher in a new era in the Valley. Get out of the stereotypes, ask the misleaders what they did. He said that enough is enough, 40000 people have died, now we have to come back or not? Shri Shah said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the Valley should decide whether to follow the path of Modi ji and make Jammu and Kashmir the most developed state of the country.