June 10, 2023
BJP leader Tejasvi Surya visits Srinagar, says Article 370 was a cultural, psychological 'barrier' in India's integration | India News

Srinagar: Article 370 was not solely a constitutional barrier in the way in which of Jammu and Kashmir’s full integration with India, but in addition posed as a cultural and psychological hurdle, BJP’s Tejasvi Surya stated right here on Monday. Article 370, which granted the erstwhile state of J&Okay particular standing, was abrogated by the Centre in August 2019. Surya, the president of the social gathering’s youth wing, was right here to flag off the first-ever Tiranga bikers rally from Lal Chowk to Kargil Struggle Memorial.

Talking on the historic ‘Ghanta Ghar’ (clock tower), Surya stated after the abrogation of Article 370, growth got here to Kashmir and the valley is now “achieved with terror”.

“Kashmir is finished with terrorism and is on the trail of growth. We used to listen to and skim on daily basis about terrorist assaults, stone-pelting, and Hurriyat-issued calendars, however right now, the identical Kashmir is understood for its hydroelectric energy tasks, new expressway, IITs, AIIMS, IIMs, new central universities and new initiatives of growth.

“That is occurring as a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi abrogated 370,” he stated.

Revocation of Article 370 empowered ladies, reserved class in Kashmir 

The BJP chief stated Article 370 was a cultural and psychological barrier “which didn’t enable us to finish the constitutional imaginative and prescient of “Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat”.

“When Article 370 was there, the youths of Kashmir have been bereft of any alternatives. For training alternatives, they have been compelled to go to Delhi, Pune, and Bengaluru. However a world-class training is now accessible in Kashmir solely and there’s no must go exterior,” he stated. “That is the transformation that Modi has introduced.”

After Abrogation of #Article370 & full integration of J&Okay with India, solely two households are unemployed.

Within the true spirit of democracy, youth of Kashmir are working in direction of nationalism & growth with many alternatives coming their approach. #TirangaAtLalChowk @BJYM pic.twitter.com/A4B5ge3i78
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) July 25, 2022

The Bengaluru South MP additionally claimed that the revocation of Article 370 empowered ladies and reserved class individuals within the Union Territory.

“We’re at an opportune time in historical past the place the subsequent 25 years will decide the peaceable, affluent way forward for J&Okay and the remainder of Bharat,? he stated.

After the independence, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee referred to as for Kashmir’s full constitutional integration with India, and it was Modi who fulfilled that job, he stated.

“Now, it’s our duty to take ahead this work of constitutional integration and do J&Okay’s full cultural, social and financial de-integration.

“This is a crucial civilisational activity that the younger of India and younger of Kashmir should take,” he stated.

Tourism and terrorism can’t co-exist in Kashmir

Surya stated tourism and terrorism can’t co-exist in Kashmir.

“Kashmir noticed the very best vacationer footfall in its historical past this 12 months solely. Lakhs of youth obtained employment alternatives due to tourism. This has proved one factor — tourism and terrorism can’t co-exist,” he stated.

“The youth of Kashmir right now has proved that they’re towards terrorism, wish to finish it, and avail new alternatives in tourism. That is the brand new path of growth that younger individuals of Kashmir have began,” he stated.

Kashmir has seen highest ever vacationer footfall on this 12 months, resulting in new financial alternatives for Kashmiris.

Younger of Kashmir have rejected terrorism & are charting on the brand new path of growth by way of tourism.#TirangaAtLalChowk @BJYM pic.twitter.com/SkHjhGAttN
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) July 25, 2022

Surya additionally appealed to younger industrialists, entrepreneurs, traders, and visionaries from throughout the nation to put money into Kashmir. “New industries must be began in Kashmir, new schools, medical colleges, start-ups be arrange in Kashmir.”

“The youth of Kashmir are arduous working, clever and due to the shortage of alternatives, they haven’t progressed. The unicorns of India’s tomorrow should come from Kashmir. Leaders who can lead the nation ought to come from Kashmir,” he stated.

Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah’s outlets have shut

Surya stated the rule of two households has come to a full cease after the abrogation of Article 370, apparently referring to Abdullahs and Muftis, members of which households dominated the state at completely different occasions.

“Mehbooba Mufti or Omar Abdullah’s outlets have shut. Democracy is flourishing on the panchayat stage, grassroots stage right now in a spirited method. I’ve met many younger leaders. New events are arising right here that are engaged on the nationalistic agenda slightly than the separatist agenda,” he stated.

Pakistani-sponsored parts proceed to assault younger activists from BJP to destroy the democracy in Kashmir, he stated, as he paid tributes to the BJP staff killed by militants within the valley.

In direction of the top, the BJP chief learn out a number of verses from an anti-war poem by Pandit Deenanath Kaul ‘Nadim’ which talks a few ‘new daybreak’ and a ‘higher future’.

“I hope for tomorrow

When the world will likely be stunning,

When the times will likely be radiant,

When flowers will bloom,

And gardens will blossom,

When the earth will likely be effervescent with hope

And meadows will shimmer with desires.”

– Pandit Dinanath Kaul ‘Nadim’ #TirangaAtLalChowk @BJYM
— Tejasvi Surya (@Tejasvi_Surya) July 25, 2022