Ram Madhav, the BJP National General Secretary, in a statement has asserted that the people of Ladakh and Jammu are happy with the abrogation of Article 370. However, he added that there are still some ongoing issues in the Kashmir valley. Madhav stated that the people in the state of Jammu and Kashmir are mostly glad to integrate with the country. Furthermore, he assured that the issues that still require attention will be taken care of.
"In Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu region is happy that they have been finally able to fully integrate with the rest of the country. However, there are issues in the Kashmir valley. These issues will be taken care of and will be dealt with the utmost sensitivity," Madhav said addressing a gathering in the National Unity Campaign.
Madhav, speaking about the current situation in the state of J&K stated that a lot of people are happy in the Ladakh and Jammu region. Speaking of Kashmir, he said that appreciation for the move to abrogate Article 370 has started. Further, assuring that whatever measures need to be taken to assure the people of the full effectiveness of the move will be taken to ensure peace in the Valley. Madhav added that there has been no casualties in the state because of the security forces in the last two months.
"The people of Ladakh are very happy too, they are rejoicing because it had been their long-pending demand," the BJP leader added.
The Centre on August 5 decided to abrogate Article 370 which took away the special rights bestowed upon the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It further bifurcated the state into two Union Territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Speaking of the abrogation and the safety measures, Madhav added that there are 200 leaders under preventive detention in the state. However, the measures are temporary. Furthermore, he added that the Article was abrogated to ensure a 'dignified living' to the people in the state.
"Not every Kashmiri is anti-national and not every Kashmiri is a separatist. They are like you and me. We did it (the abrogation of Article 370) because we wanted to give development rights, political rights and right to dignified living to the people of Jammu and Kashmir," Madhav asserted.
"These preventive detentions are in five-star hotels with good facilities, which is a temporary measure to ensure law and order in the state. 200 people in jail for two months and the entire state is peaceful," he added.