Says since 1950 their agenda was to remove Article 370 from J&K
Srinagar, Feb 14 :
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has said the Election Commission of India has to take a call on elections in Jammu and Kashmir, and that statehood will be restored after elections.
In an interview to News Delhi based news agency, Shah said he has clearly stated that statehood to Jammu and Kashmir will be restored after elections.
He said process for preparation of voters’ list is nearing completion and now the Election Commission has to take a call on elections.
He also said since 1950, it was on their agenda to remove Article 370 from Jammu & Kashmir. “Now with the manner in which development work is going on in J&K, the way militants and attacks are decreasing this is being proved. You can see the data,” he said.
He said since the time militancy started in Jammu & Kashmir, militancy-related figures are at their lowest today. “Crores of tourists and Yatris are visiting J&K now. This is a huge change,” he added. (KNS)