Era of hartals, organised protests, stone pelting over in Kashmir: Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah Thursday said that hartals, organised stone protests and stone pelting have ended and infrastructure building, smooth schooling development is touching new heights in Jammu and Kashmir.


He said that stones have been replaced with the laptops in the hands of J&K youth.

Addressing a gathering in Jammu virtually from New Delhi after e-inaugurating the 100 E-buses for Jammuites, Shah, as per news agency CNI, said that J&K is witnessing a new dawn of peace, prosperity and development.


“Today, with the active support of J&K youth. Hartals, organised protests and stone pelting are the things of the past. J&K is witnessing huge infrastructure building, smooth schooling and development,” the Home Minister said.

He said in J&K jobs were being given with active support of political leaders but gone are the days when “ministers would give slips to give jobs to youth.”


“Today, such slips have been replaced by exam papers and recruitment is taking place in a transparent manner,” Shah said.

For the J&K politicians who used to say that nothing will change in J&K if Article 370 goes, there is a 70 per cent decline in terrorism, 81 per cent dip in civilian killings, and 48 per cent fall in killings of security forces in J&K, the Home Minister said.


He said under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendera Modi, Panchayat Raj System established in J&K and at present delimitation is being conducted to ensure proper reservation to the left out sections.


The Home Minister said that there was zero stone pelting incident in 2020 in J&K while organised protests have also ended. “In 2010, 112 people were killed in stone pelting and in 2020, the figure is zero,”

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