Government's next agenda is to retrieve PoK, says Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh said that Modi government in its first 100 days took several historic decisions but abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest.

Published: 11th September 2019 01:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2019 01:42 PM   |  A+A-

BJP ready for assembly polls in J-K, EC needs to take decision: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh (File | PTI)


Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 11 (ANI): Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Tuesday said that next agenda of the government is to "retrieve" parts of Jammu and Kashmir (PoK) and make it a territory of India.

"Now, the next agenda is retrieving PoK and making it a part of India. It's not only me or my party's commitment, but it's a part of a resolution unanimously passed by Parliament in 1994 during Congress government headed by PV Narasimha Rao," he told reporters here while highlighting the success of 100 days of the Modi government.

The minister said that the Modi government in its first 100 days took several historic decisions but abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest achievement of them.

He said that Kashmir was "neither shut nor under curfew" and that the situation was fast getting back to normal.

"The government has taken several historic and landmark decisions at an unparalleled scale but the abrogation of Article 370 is the biggest achievement of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the first 100 days of its second term which is being rejoiced by the people of Jammu and Kashmir," he added.

He said the decision would help in the industrial growth, employment generation and bettering of the healthcare system in the newly created Union Territories of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh.

"Kashmir is free from restrictions and the movement of people is on without any hindrance and situation is fast returning to normal," he said adding that this is the last phase of militancy in Kashmir.

He warned anti-India forces saying they should soon change their mentality and stop thinking that they can do anything and get away with it.

The Minister, who represents Udhampur constituency in Lok Sabha, said that international organisations and major world powers like Britain, France, US, Russia were unanimous in their support for India's move and its sovereign right to do so.

The minister said that there was no question of regional disparity under the present dispensation and the government was committed to ensuring equitable development of both the newly created Union Territories.

He said the government is aware of the challenges facing the country and is determined to overcome these challenges by taking bold initiatives.

Singh said that India is touching new heights in space technology and the feats achieved by ISRO scientists and engineers in these years would be a stepping stone towards further success.

He said that the government has taken some significant decisions for making India a 5 trillion dollar economy and large scale investments in infrastructure and social sector are being encouraged to realise this dream.

He said that despite stiff opposition, the legislation against Triple Talaq demonstrated the government's commitment to restoring the honour and dignity of Muslim women.

"The legislation is a strong step towards protecting and empowering Muslim women by ensuring gender justice as enshrined in the Constitution of India," he said.

The minister also highlighted Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing income support of Rs 6000 to every farmer and extended Pension Schemes to labourers, small traders and farmers and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act' - 2019 as landmark decisions of Modi government.


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