Days after provisions of Article 370 were revoked by New Delhi following which Jammu and Kashmir was integrated with India, mobile phone services is several districts of the erstwhile state have been restored. As normalcy is being restored in J&K gradually by the government, a few Kashmiri youths have come out in support of the abrogation of Article 370. Two Kashmiri young men have released video messages sharing their relief following the revoking of Article 370.
Sharing his thoughts, one of the Kashmiri youths Bilal Chauhan, who is currently residing in Delhi, said that while he was earlier sad about the move of the Centre, he spoke about how the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 will have the Kashmiri youth in accessing schools and colleges. He also said that with special status given the J&K being revoked, Kashmiri youth will not have to migrate to other cities in search of jobs. In the video, he asserted other Kashmiris to give a chance to the government to make things better for Kashmir. Bilal Chauhan said:
"The government has planned beneficial schemes and plans to help these people come out of trouble. Like post repealing article 370, the Kashmiri youth won't have to move out of kashmir. Whatever they need, will be made available to them in kashmir. I would like to share that initially even I was furious when article 370 was revoked but when a person looks at it the other way, you realise that yes the govt will do something and that we have to come out of the 70 years of rule. We will get a new leader who will lead to development and peace. We will have access to education and our schools and colleges won't be shut every other day. I would want to tell you that once normalcy prevails, the plans of the govt will benefit the Kashmiris, serving their interests. Kashmiris will no longer have to migrate since they will have access to all their needs in Kashmir itself. They will no longer have to migrate outside, leaving their families for studies and jobs. They will get everything in the valley. We should give the govt a chance to bring back peace in kashmir and I also feel, listening to the govt's statements that they are determined to do something for the Kashmiris."
In another video, Sajid Yousuf revealed that he returned from J&K few days and spoke about how normalcy is being restored in the Valley. Sajid Yousuf said:
"I returned from Kashmir a few days back and I did not witness or hear any particular instance that pointed towards danger prevailing in the Valley or the situation being bad in Kashmir. Yes, the shops are shut there, businesses have halted. But the traffic has been running normally on the roads. I would like to appeal to all of you to not get swayed by our western and national media when they try to paint a negative picture of Kashmir."
While telephone services, mobile phones were suspended, and traffic was stopped amid other restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir by the Centre before the PM Modi government's move to abrogate provisions of Article 370, situation is coming back to normal gradually. Earlier school, colleges and government offices were reopened for civilians, along with the movement of traffic which was restored for the citizens. On Wednesday night, mobile services were restored in Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri and Poonch districts in Jammu.