Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation on Thursday, August 08, 2019, in a special broadcast, said that as a country and as a family, we took a historical decision. Our brothers and sisters from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh were deprived, but now they have equal rights. Now, everyone is equal in the country.
Abolition of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir was the dream of Sardar Patel, Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and crores of patriots. It is now a reality.
We used to live under the impression that we can change nothing and it will remain the same. We thought the same about Article 370 that it will stay forever but we removed it. No one could tell how Article 370 benefited the people of J&K it rather created a big divide among the people. Even the laws of the land were not applicable but now the law is same for everyone, said Modi.
Jammu and Kashmir would not stay a Union Territory forever but Ladakh will continue to remain one, said the PM, adding that now people will elect their own representatives and we will eliminate terrorism from Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh would become world-class tourism hubs and once again the filmmakers from India and abroad will shoot their movies there.