New Delhi/Srinagar, August 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in his address to the nation appealed filmmakers to come and shoot movies in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, post the abrogation of special provisions of Article 370. Among other things, he also mentioned that from now on, Kashmir will be free from separatists, terrorists and dynasts, leading to flourishment of film industries in the region.
Addressing the nation, PM Modi said, "Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hub of the world. There was a time when Kashmir was the favourite destination of Bollywood filmmakers, I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there." PM Narendra Modi Address to Nation on Article 370, Jammu and Kashmir
PM Modi opined that for decades separatists and opportunists have hindered the development of Jammu and Kashmir. With the abrogation of the special provision of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370, the Premier said Centre would now take full responsibility of the security of the filmmakers.
Here's the video of PM Modi's full speech:
He said, "The decision to keep J&K directly under Central administration for a brief period was a well thought over decision. Since Governor rule was implemented in J&K, state admin has been directly in touch with the Centre due to which the effects of good governance can be seen on the ground."
Earlier on Monday, Modi government abrogated the special provisions for Jammu and Kashmir - empowered to the under Article 370. Along with this, the Centre also bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.