Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi during his address at the mega Howdy Modi event on 22 September, 2019 said the BJP government in India gave farewell to Article 370, which had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir of development. “Article 370 had deprived people of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh of development. Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation. Now people there have got equal rights,” he said.
Hitting out at Pakistan, PM Shri Modi said some people had problems with the abrogation of Article 370. “These are the same people who could not govern their own country properly. These are the same people who shield terrorism and nurture it. The whole world knows them very well,” he said.
Talking about terror activities in the state, the PM said in J&K, terrorists and separatist elements were misusing the situation. “Now after abrogation, people there have got equal rights,” he added.
For Article 370, PM Shri Narendra Modi also requested for a standing ovation for parliamentarians who cleared the move last month from Houston Crowd and the crowd responded positively.