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New era of development has begun in Jammu and Kashmir: Amit Shah

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We want youth to pick up books instead of stones, instruments instead of weapons and to do well in life

Work on a 500 bedded hospital in Srinagar has been completed at a cost of Rs. 115 crore, today foundation stone also has been laid for Handwara Medical College, work to construct roads worth Rs. 4,000 crore also has been started

We have started a rolling trophy for cricket, football and basketball, Kashmiri youth has immense talent and this trophy will connect youth with these sports

Today, a big programme is starting under which 75 Sufi religious places including temples, gurudwaras and Muslim religious places will be upgraded at government expenses to restore the Ganga-Jamuni culture

Union Minister for Home and Cooperation, Amit Shah, on the third day of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir inaugurated and laid foundation stones of various development projects in Srinagar today. Many dignitaries including the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh were also present on the occasion.

In his address, Amit Shah said that on 5th August 2019, the Government had taken a decision and under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a new era of development has begun in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the Valley and by the year 2024 beautiful results will be seen. He said that all-round development of Kashmir is the heartfelt wish of Narendra Modi and I have come only to speak about development. But before that I also want to speak about what is on my mind. I was taunted, cursed, I was condemned in very strong words and I want to speak openly with you today, and that is why today I am I am standing before you without any bulletproof protection and security.

The Union Home Minister said that Farooq Abdullah has advised me that the Government of India should talk to Pakistan, but I want to tell Farooq sahib and especially all of you that if I want to talk, then I will talk to my brothers and sisters and the youth of the Valley. He said that we want to talk with you, that is why while talking to the youth, I said that I want to be friends with the youth of the Valley and I extended a hand of friendship to them. I am sure of this because there is no ill will in our intention and we do not harbour any ill feelings. This step has been taken with the sole aim of developing the Valley, Jammu & Kashmir and the newly formed Ladakh. I tell you that what Kashmir needs, will be seen before your very eyes by 2024. Shah said Kashmir is very close to Narendra Modi’s heart, whenever he speaks, he wants to know whether all the schemes are being implemented properly or not, he asks whether the benefits of all the schemes like the rest of the states of India are reaching the beneficiaries or not.

Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shah offered prayers at Maa Kheer Bhawani Temple in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir on October 25, 2021.

Amit Shah said that I want to assure you that the people should get rid of fear from their hearts, no one can disturb the peace and development journey of Kashmir and they can trust the Government of India. The intention and motive of those who disturb this journey of development s not clear. They ask why was curfew imposed after August 5, why the internet was shut down. They mislead the youth of Kashmir and today I want to answer all of them and say that the people of Kashmir have as much right over the country as I do. He said that after August 5, if the internet had not been shut down, had curfew not been imposed, then who would have died in the situation that would have arisen by inciting the sentiments of the youth, and the answer is that the youth of Kashmir would have been killed. We did not want anyone to fire at the youth of Kashmir. Whether these people want to understand or not, these three families have ruled here for 70 years, we understand how big the burden of a funeral of his young son is for an aged father. 40,000 people were killed in the Valley when they were in power and till date there is no condemnation of terrorism and terror. They say it is not good if someone is killed, but they do not condemn the one who killed. I have come here to make it clear to you that we will not allow them to be killed, we will not allow them to disturb peace and peace and harmony will prevail here.

The Union Home and Cooperation Minister said that many people raised questions that after the abrogation of Article 370, the land of Kashmiris in the Valley will be snatched. You ask in your village how much land has been lost in two years. These people spread lies, it is not true. If you visit your village, then tell me that the land has not been taken away in my village. These people want to keep development divided, they want to save their power, they want to continue corruption that they have been indulging in for the past 70 years. He said that the Lieutenant Governor has given jobs to more than 20,000 people and I can claim that neither a single recommendation was made nor a single person had to pay money. The era of giving jobs to people close to you is now over. Those who have talent, who have ability, who want to devote their youth for the development of Kashmir, are getting jobs. It is causing pain to them that people are getting jobs without their recommendation, and they are wondering how is this happening. I want to say that this will happen now and now the corrupt practices of these three families will not work.

Amit Shah said Sufism had come to India from Central Asia and Iran via Kashmir, and Kashmir had presented Sufism to the whole of India. I have come to meet Sufi saints and hope has arisen in my mind that there can be peace forever in Jammu and Kashmir. Appealing to the youth of Kashmir, he said that what good did those who placed stones and weapons in your hands do. They talk about Pakistan. Pak Occupied Kashmir is nearby, ask whether villages there have electricity, hospitals, medical colleges, drinking water, toilets for women. There is nothing there and these people talk about Pakistan. I have come to tell you that you have as much right in India as any citizen of India. You have as much right to development and the treasury of the Government of India as every citizen of India has. The people of Kashmir have to take this process forward with determination.

The Union Home Minister said that three families ruled for 70 years. I want to ask that why did the youth and women of Kashmir for 70 years not have the right to become Panchs, Sarpanchs, to contest elections in Taluka Panchayats and Zila Panchayats. For 70 years, 87 MLAs 6 MPs were made out people in your close circle. They are afraid that today a person who has become a sarpanch, tomorrow he will go to the tehsil panchayat, then he will go to district panchayat, thereafter to district panchayat, then he will become an MLA, and all this without their recommendation and the one who has become an MLA could also become the chief minister. If one of you becomes the Chief Minister, what will happen to these families who ruled for 70 years? Today 30,000 people have become elected representatives of the people of Kashmir through the democratic process. I want to tell the youth of Kashmir that they should join the democratic process and carry forward this process which has been stalled for years. You can also become an MLA, a member of the Lok Sabha, a minister in the Government of India and the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and no one can stop you.

Amit Shah said that these people were ruling for 70 years stalling democracy, and then Narendra Modi took democracy to the villages and homes. Everyone has cast their votes fearlessly, up to 98 percent voting took place and people are doing their work today. People from the hills never received the benefit of reservation, but now they will start getting it. I ask you whether gas cylinders reached every women’s house in the valley for 70 years, we have tried that gas cylinders should reach every house. Electricity is reaching every house in Jammu and Kashmir. Why did not all this happen in 70 years, who had stopped it from being done. But how could that have been done, as they used to go to England for 6 months in a year. I hope that the next Chief Minister of Kashmir shall also be one who does not go to London, but instead visits Anantnag in Kashmir and listens to the voice of the people of Kashmir.

Shah said Narendra Modi has started giving houses to 55,000 people in Jammu and Kashmir, out of which more than 20,000 people have got houses. He said that I promise you that before December 2022 no one will be homeless and everyone will have their own house. Modi has completed the work of providing toilets in every household of Kashmir, the work of providing pure drinking water from taps has also started in every household. The work of providing tap water has been completed in two districts of the Valley and will be completed in 11 other districts by December this year. By December 2022, the work of providing tap water to every household in Kashmir will be completed. Shah said that I want to know from those who ask questions again and again that why did they not provide gas, toilets, houses, electricity and drinking water from the tap in every house.

Lok Sabha passes Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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Lok Sabha on Saturday passed Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with Home Minister Amit Shah telling the House that this Bill is not for giving statehood to Jammu and Kashmir and that would be done at an ‘appropriate time’.

Addressing the Lok Sabha, the Union Home Minister said, ‘We were asked what we had done in last 17 months in terms of promises we made while abrogating Article 370. Taking a dig at the Congress, he said are you not going to tell the house what you did for Jammu and Kashmir in last 70 years.

Shah asked the political parties not to politicise Jammu and Kashmir in Parliament.

‘I am piloting the Bill. Nowhere it is written that Jammu and Kashmir won’t get statehood,’ the Home Minister said. He drew attention to the recently held Panchayat elections in Jammu and Kashmir and said the polls were peaceful and 51 per cent voters had cast their votes. Powers have been delegated to the panchayats and even the regulation of mining is now in their jurisdiction.

Cricket: Amit Shah unveils Jaitely’s statue at Ferozshah Ground, Rohan Jaitely urges Bishan Bedi to reconsider his decision

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New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah  unveiled the statue of  former DDCA president  and Union minister Arun Jaitely at  FerozShah Kotla Ground   here   on Monday.

The ceremony  to  install Jaitley’s life-size statue , made by 96-year-old renowned sculptor Ram Sutar, was a power packed affair and it was attended by among others Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri, BCCI  president Sourav Ganguly, opener Shikhar Dhawan, ex  opener Gautam Gambhir and BCCI Vice President Rajeev Shukla 

Arun Jaitley had served as the DDCA chief for 14 years, from 1999 to 2013. The former union finance minister  passed away on August 24, 2019 due to multiple organ failure

Paying tribute to his late colleague Mr Shah said “Arun was like an elder brother to me. He was known for his sportsmanship spirit in political circle. He remained aggressive in his speeches but never lowered the dignity of the Parliament,” 

Speaking on the occasion Ganguly  called  Jaitley’s contribution as immense in the development of cricket in Delhi, 

“I remember a phone call (he) made during the 2003 World Cup in South Africa. We had lost the first game and the whole country went berserk but he (Jaitley) said that association supports you and you play well. These small things matter, he was a great human being,” the BCCI chief said 

This is a remarkably talented state which has produced so many players, Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma, Rishabh Pant now and many in the past. A settled DDCA is good thing for Indian cricket and hopefully they can do it.” he said.

When we play and get 100, it gets recognition but lot of people work behind the scene and help the cricketers. Jaitely was a cricketer’s person. that is the role of an administrator,” he added

Gambhir  opined that  the installation of Jailtely’s statue is a perfect tribute to him.” We won the Ranji trophy during his tenure and the stadium was also built. Honesty, (being) intellectual and absolute transparency are important for any administrator and he had that,” The Lok Sabha member from East Delhi said.

Meanwhile DDCA president Rohan Jaitely urged the former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi not  to  insist on the removal of his name from the stand at the ground 

Bedi had  criticised the DDCA for its decision   to install the statue of Jaitely and had demanded that his name be removed from one of the stands .

Describing Bedi as the ”Bisham Pitamah” of Delhi cricket,  Rohan Jaitley said the association will request the former India spinner to withdraw his demand of removing his name from a stand at the ground.

“Bedi ji is the ‘Bhisham Pitamah’ of Delhi cricket. If there are reservations, there are better ways of discussing. I am a youngster and I expect to be guided by the elders in the fraternity. His name on the stands is his legacy, an honour bestowed upon him,” Rohan said after the unveiling ceremony.

“These matters have to decided by the Apex Council. It’s not in my domain. It’s not in my power to remove anyone”s name.

 Rohan was emphatic in saying that ” I want his name to be there. I respect him as much as my father, if he wants to scold me, he can pull my ear but you can’t hit below the belt when it is not required.

“Raising (casting) aspersion on someone who is not among us is not fair. If there are reservations, I would have addressed rather than hearing from the media. I am accessible, available to everyone on board.” Rohan said and added that the decisions of renaming the stadium as Aun Jaitley Stadium and installation of his father’s statue were taken before he became the president .

“There are ways to address the grievances. If you start attacking someone, who has just stepped into the office…. I am trying my best to get DDCA’s glory back. I can’t do it overnight, it will take some time,” he said adding .”I  request him to reconsider it. It’s a long affiliation between the DDCA and Mr Bedi.” 

He asserted that  at the DDCA  players will be at the centre of all development. “World  class infrastructure for players and members, a world class gym will be there in the next few months. We are upgrading cricketing infrastructure, the new lights are being planned. We are already communicating with the DDA on setting up of academies. Two grounds have been identified already.

“We are trying to bring in a more transparent system. Development plans will begin. The old clubhouse has issues, we are already communicating with IIT Delhi to rectify”.


BJP President Amit Shah is the new Home Minister of India

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President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the other members of Council of Ministers after the Swearing-in Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on May 30, 2019.

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah is the new Home Minister of India. Raj Nath Singh gets Defence, Nitin Gadkari gets the Road Transport and Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises portfolios.

Nirmala Sitharaman, who was Defence Minister in the previous Modi Cabinet has now been given the important Finance and Corporate Affairs portfolios.

Ruling BJP heavyweight from Madhya Pradesh Narendra Singh Tomar is Minister for Agriculture and farmers’ Welfare and also Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj