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Kashmir statehood after assembly elections: Amit Shah

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that the statehood of Jammu and Kashmir will be restored after the delimitation of constituencies and assembly elections.

Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said delimitation will happen, followed by elections and then there will be a restoration of statehood so that the youth of Kashmir get opportunities.

He further asserted that strict action will be taken against those who want to disrupt the peace and harmony in the region.

The minister claimed that “transparency and corruption-free governance that Jammu-Kashmir has witnessed since 2019 is the pillar of region’s development”.

The Indian government had abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir in August 2019. It had also bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories. Shah said the government in Jammu and Kashmir has decided to form a youth club in every panchayat and Rs 25,000 will be provided to every such club.

Slamming the earlier regimes in the erstwhile state, Shah asked what did the previous government do for J&K in the last 70 years.

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