Ranchi, Aug 15 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today described scrapping of Article 370 and 35 A in Jammu and Kashmir by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a brave historic and farsighted step aimed at strengthening the unity and diversity of the state.
Addressing the people at the historic Morabadi Grounds of the state capital on the occasion of the nation's 73rd Independence Day he thanked and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for their historic decision which is fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the crores of people of the country. He said that by this decision Jammu and Kashmir have in a real sense become an inseparable part of India.
He also recalled the words of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who had advocated Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat and Jamhuriat for Jammu and Kashmir and said that with this decision of the government the dreams of Sardar Patel. Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee, Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar and Atal Ji have been realised.
Mr Das said that he had full belief that in the days to come with the cooperation of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and strong will power of the government the problems in that state will be sorted out and Jammu and Kashmir will scale new heights of development. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also lauded the bravery of the army and paramilitary forces and security personnel of the country who made the supreme sacrifice to protect the unity and integrity of the nation.
He said that in legacy Jharkhand had got the problem of Maoists but thanks to the bravery of the police and paramilitary forces and the policies of the central and the state government the Maoists were breathing their last in the state. He credited the police jawans and the para military forces for ensuring better law and order situation in the state which was very important for development.(UNI)