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People will peacefully celebrate Eid in J&K, says PM Modi

People will peacefully celebrate Eid in J&K, says PM Modi

People will peacefully celebrate Eid in J&K, says PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government has taken a "historic" decision on Jammu and Kashmir by revoking Article 370, which has not given anything except separatism, corruption, terrorism and family rule, In his televised address to the nation, Modi said a new era has begun in Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh. He said no one has been able to justify how the Article 370 and Article 35A was benefitting people of the state.

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There has to be a master plan which needs to be implimented quickly for normalcy to return, Anil Trigunayat, Former Diplomat told CNBC-TV18.

PM Modi has given a lot of hope to the people of J&K, Ladakh and armed forces in his speech, Gen (retd) VP Malik told CNBC-TV18.

I want to tell everyone, that any problem of people of J&K and Ladakh is also our problem. We are with them in their happy moments and their sad moments, says PM Modi.

Whether it is Jammu and Kashmir’s saffron or the taste of ‘Kehwa’, the sweetness of apples or succulence of apricots, it needs to be spread worldwide, says PM Modi.

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, says PM Modi.

Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hub of the world. There was a time when Kashmir was the favorite destination of Bollywood film makers, I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there, says PM Modi.

The decision to keep J&K directly under Central administration for a brief period was a well thought over decision. 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, says PM Modi.

In different states of the country sanitation workers come under the sanitation worker act, but workers from J&K were deprived of it. In many states strong laws are their to stop atrocities against dalits, but this was not the case in J&K, says PM Modi.

Article 370 and Article 35A gave only separatism, nepotism and corruption to the people of Jammu and Kashmir, says PM Modi. 

PM Modi says,"Nobody could pinpoint the benefit of Article 370 and 35(A).Article 370 was a source of terror and corruption."

PM Modi addresses the nation.He congratulates the people of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and says," It is the start of a new era for Jammu & Kashmir."

PM Modi to address nation shortly ## PM Modi to address nation shortly

PM Modi will address the nation on television and radio at 8:00 pm. He will outline his government's vision on J&K following the dilution of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the state. The PM is likely to give a glimpse into plans to bring about development in the now Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh.

Hello and welcome to the live blog of CNBC-TV18. PM Narendra Modi is going to address the nation at 8PM. Please follow for the live updates.

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