SRINAGAR: Security forces have taken a “decisive control” over Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in J&K following the abrogation of Article 370 two-and-a-half-years ago, Union home minister Amit Shah said at the CRPF’s 83rd Raising Day main function in Jammu on Saturday, held for the first time outside Delhi.
“After the abrogation of Article 370, the security forces have successfully controlled terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir,” Shah said and called it the biggest spinoff of the repeal of the constitutional instrument that gave J&K some special but contentious privileges. Praising the CRPF, he said “I am sure we will be able to restore peace” in the next few years.
The situation in J&K has seen a “drastic change” since Narendra Modi took over as PM in 2014, he said. And on the PM’s watch, the dream and vision of ideologues Shyama Prasad Mukherjee and Pandit Prem Nath Dogra— Ek Pradhan, Ek Vidhaan, Ek Nishan— have come true in J&K, Shah said. “Today, it’s the best tribute to the soul of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee that there is one flag, one Constitution and one leader across India,” he said.