PM Narendra Modi on 8 August 2019, addresses India after revoking Article 370 and 35A from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and providing the status of Union Territory to it and Ladakh.
PM Modi made clear that J&K has been designated as a union territory on a temporary basis. The state will get back its statehood soon. Ladakh, however, will continue to remain as a union territory.
PM Narendra Modi started his speech by congratulating the entire nation and the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as it is a new beginning for both the regions.
PM Modi said that both Article 370 and Article 35A were being used as a weapon by Pakistan against India. About 42,000 people are killed so far.
Sanitation workers will also benefit under the sanitation worker act and will impose a minimum wages act. The laws for SCs and STs will also be applicable now.
PM Modi, also announced a promise to extend the same employment benefits to police and state administration workers and promised that all posts lying vacant in J&K will get filled now.
The PM Scholarship scheme will also be expanded to Jammu and Kashmir now. PM Modi promised that the job opportunities will increase in J&K.
Jammu & Kashmir will now get a chance to elect its own leaders now and under the new system, J&K will be free of terrorism and separatism.
PM Modi also proclaimed that the new system will boost tourism and attract tourists from all over the world. He also requested Indian film fraternity to again make shooting possible in J&K and Ladakh and established theatre their.
PM Modi also hoped now this new system will also leverage sports and athleticism.
PM Modi also requests the opposition to keep India first
PM Modi wished everyone on the holy occasion of Eid and said that the government is ensuring that the people in J&K can celebrate Eid without any further problems.