Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the new campus of the IIT in Jammu on October 24, 2021. (PIB)
Jammu: No one will be able to stop the development of Jammu and Kashmir, said Union Home Minister Amit Shah after inaugurating the new campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Jammu, built at a cost of Rs. 210 crore,
His message has come in the backdrop of a recent spurt in the terror incidents in the Union Territory in which many civilians have been killed by the terrorists.
“The era of injustice to the residents of Jammu is over and now no one can cause any injustice to them. You have faced injustice for years but now Jammu and Kashmir will develop together and both will take India forward together. The era of development, which is starting here today, is being disturbed by disruptive elements. But, I assure you that no one will be able to stop the development of Jammu and Kashmir,” said Shah.
The Union Home Minister also remembered Shyama Prasad Mookerjee and Prem Nath Dogra.
Shah said that today is a pious day, the birthday of Pandit Premnath Dogra and not only Jammu but the people of India can never forget Premnath Dogra. It was that great personality who by establishing Praja Parishad, along with Shyama Prasad Mookerjee, gave the slogan of ‘Ek Desh Mein Do Nishan, Do Vidhan and Do Pradhan Nahi Chalenge‘.
He also stressed that abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir has given the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir their due rights.
“On August 5, 2019; Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a historic decision, ended Articles 370 and 35A, which were in effect for many years, and lakhs of citizens of Jammu and Kashmir received their rights. Earlier people did not have the right to buy land, refugees did not have rights, people did not get reservation. But, now no one has to fear, because all the rights under the Indian Constitution are available to everyone. Women were also given their rights. To protect the interests of workers, the Minimum Wage Act was implemented, the Safai Karamcharis Act was implemented, to protect the rights and interests of the Dalits and tribals, and to stop the atrocities, the land was leased to tribals.”
Shah also targeted the National Conference (NC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Congress.
“When we announced the new industrial policy for J&K, three families, which have exploited you for years, used to ask who would come here. But it is the magic of Shri Narendra Modi that till now an investment of Rs.12,000 crore has been received and before 2022 an investment of around Rs. 51,000 crore will be received. With this, five lakh youth of Jammu will get jobs. Nine medical colleges, 15 nursing colleges, IITs, NITs, IIMs, NIFT, IIMC, two Cancer Institutes, polytechnics, B.Sc nursing colleges, many institutes have been built and started here,” said Shah.
He added that “apart from this, 25,000 government jobs have been given by the Service Selection Board, out of which 7,000 people have been given appointment letters today”.
The Union Home Minister also dared the NC, PDP, and Congress to show what they did for the people of Jammu and Kashmir during their combined rule of 70 years.
Shah also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of various development projects for Jammu and Kashmir.
Several dignitaries including Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh were also present on the occasion. (Press Release)