New Delhi, August 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address on abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday sent advance wishes on Eid Al-Adha or Eid-Ul-Adha or Bakrid festival. As Kashmir has been on lockdown, PM Narendra Modi said the government is doing everything to ensure that Eid Al-Adha festival is celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir.
"The holy festival of Eid is also about to come. I wish everyone on this occasion. We are making sure that people in Jammu and Kashmir have no problem in celebrating Eid. Those from Jammu and Kashmir who live elsewhere and want to go to Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate the festival will be helped in it by us," PM Modi said in his nearly 40-minute long address. PM Narendra Modi Explains How Removal of Article 370 Will Bring Jammu and Kashmir at Par With Rest of India.
In his speech, PM Modi said Article 370 only gave separatism, terrorism, dynastic politics and corruption to Jammu and Kashmir. Reaching out to people of Jammu and Kashmir, PM Modi said that new dawn and better tomorrow await Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. He also said that keeping the state under central administration for "a brief period" was a "well- thought move".
PM Narendra Modi's Address to The Nation on Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir:
"The decision to keep Jammu and Kashmir directly under Central administration for a brief period was a well-thought over decision. Since Governor's rule was implemented in Jammu and Kashmir, state administration has been directly in touch with Centre due to which the effects of good governance can be seen on ground," Modi said in an address to the nation.
PM Modi's address came two days after the Parliament approved repealing of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution giving special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcating the region in two Union Territories -- Jammu with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.