efending the move to scrap Article 370. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said dalits in Jammu and Kashmir were being deprived of strong laws that protect atrocities against them in all other states in India.
“In other states of the country, the Minority Act is in force to protect the interests of minorities, but this was not the case in Jammu and Kashmir. In other states of the country, the Minimum Wages Act is in force to protect the interest’s of workers, but in Jammu and Kashmir’s it was available only on paper>” he said.
Mentioning that there were no laws to stop atrocities against dalits in Jammu and Kashmir,’s he said the move will help people from the dalit community to prosper and they will also receive protection under several central laws that will be applicable after the abrogation of Article 370.
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PM Modi, in his first address to the nation after the abrogation of Article 370, said it was major “roadblock” in the development of Jammu and Kashmir. “Article 370 was a provision which left people of Jammu and Kashmir devoid of any development, now it has been removed,” he said.
Modi went on to say that the decision to keep Jammu and Kashmir directly under central administration for a brief period was a “well-thought” move.
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“Since Governor rule was implemented in J&K, state admin has been directly in touch with Centre due to which the effects of good governance can be seen on ground,” he said.
“Decades of dynasty rule in J&K prevented the youth from political leadership. Now my youth of J&K will lead the development work and take the region to new heights.
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