Situation normal in Kashmir, will restore Internet services at appropriate time: Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha

As far as internet services are concerned, the decision can be taken by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities. There are activities by Pakistan too in Kashmir region, so keeping security in mind, whenever the local authority deems it fit, a decision will be taken.

Written by November 20, 2019 12:52

Union Home Minister and BJP President Amit Shah took up the Opposition’s questions on the situation in Kashmir — where a lockdown has been in place ever since the govt ended the state’s special status.

Amit Shah

Internet Services in Jammu and Kashmir

“As we all know, the situation in Kashmir remains tensed due to threats from across the border. As far as the internet is concerned, its restoration will be carried out at an appropriate time on admin inputs,” he said.

As far as internet services are concerned, the decision can be taken by the Jammu and Kashmir authorities. There are activities by Pakistan too in Kashmir region, so keeping security in mind, whenever the local authority deems it fit, a decision will be taken.

Amit Shah on Citizenship

Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jain, Christian, Parsi refugees should get citizenship, that is why Citizenship Amendment Bill is needed so that these refugees who are being discriminated on basis of religion in Pakistan, Bangladesh or Afghanistan, get Indian citizenship.

People whose name has not figured in the draft list have the right to go to the Tribunal. Tribunals will be constituted across Assam.If any person doesn’t have the money to approach Tribunal, then Assam govt to bear the cost to hire a lawyer

Connectivity

Availability of petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG and rice is adequate. 22 lakh metric ton apples are expected to be produced. All landlines are open, he said.

I challenge Ghulam Nabi Azad sahab to counter these facts which I presented, why don’t you object to these figures on record? I am willing to discuss this issue for even an hour he said.

Citing more examples of normalcy, Shah adds, ” All newspapers are in circulation, all TV channels are running and all banks are operational in Kashmir.”

After the abrogation of article 370 in J&K

After August 5(abrogation of article 370 in J&K) not even a single person has died in police firing. People in this house were predicting bloodshed but I am happy to inform that no one has died in police firing. Incidents of stone-pelting have declined, he added.

PM in Upper House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Monday addressed the Upper House of Parliament. “The Rajya Sabha is a symbol of India’s development journey. Two things about the Rajya Sabha stand out — It’s permanent nature. It is also a representative of India’s diversity. This House gives importance to India’s federal structure,” he had stated.

The winter session of the Parliament, which started from Monday earlier this week, will go on till December 13. It marks the 250th session of the Rajya Sabha.