SRINAGAR: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that “not a single bullet has been fired nor a death reported in Kashmir” since the abrogation of Article 370 in the restive region. The move had also led to militants starting to count their final days, he claimed while addressing a gathering here.
“I would like to assure you the removal of (Articles) 370 and 35 (A) has paved the way for Kashmir’s development. And with this, militants in Kashmir have started counting their final days. Congress leaders said in Parliament there will be bloodshed. I would like to tell them, nothing has happened. Neither a bullet has been fired, nor a death reported. Kashmir is peacefully on its path to development,” Shah was quoted by a media report as saying.
He said removal of Article 370 and 35 (A) had helped Kashmir forever unite with India, and the move was a way to fulfill dream of late Sardar Patel, the first Home Minister of India. He said Sardar Patel united princely states into the Union but Kashmir got left out, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second term, revoked these articles to complete the dream. (Agencies).