Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said there are no restrictions in the Kashmir Valley now and the entire world has supported the move to abrogate the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370.
Shah asserted that Jammu and Kashmir will be the most developed region in the country in the next 10 years because of the bold step taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5.
The home minister faulted the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru for approaching the United Nations in 1948 on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir. ” In 1948, India went to United Nations. That was a Himalayan blunder. It is more than a Himalayan blunder,” he said at an event organised by Samkalp Former Civil Servants Forum at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) here.
The minister accused the opposition of spreading “misinformation” about restrictions in the Valley. “Where are the restrictions? It is only in your mind. There are no restrictions. Only misinformation about restrictions is being spread,” he said addressing a seminar on national security.
Shah said curfew has been lifted in all 196 police stations in Kashmir, and only in eight police stations areas CrPC 144 was imposed where five or more persons cannot gather.
“People are free to move around anywhere in Kashmir. Many journalists from rest of India are also visiting Kashmir regularly,” he said Referring to the recently concluded United Nations General Assembly session, Shah said all world leaders have supported India’s move on Article 370.