Taking Kashmir to UN was a blunder: Amit Shah targets former PM Jawaharlal Nehru (Video)

Sarder Patel united 630 provinces. Nehru had just one job (to united J&K with India). But that job got done only in August 2019 (when Modi govt took the decision on Article 370),” Amit Shah said.

Written by September 29, 2019 15:17

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today blamed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the prolonged problems in Kashmir. While addressing a gathering in New Delhi, Amit Shah said the decision to take the Kashmir to the United Nehru was “individually” taken by Jawaharlal Nehru. “This mistake is bigger than the Himalayas,” Amit Shah said.

Sarder Patel united 630 provinces. Nehru had just one job (to united J&K with India). But that job got done only in August 2019 (when Modi govt took the decision on Article 370),” Amit Shah said.

Defending the Narendra Modi government’s decision to scrap the special status enjoyed by J&K under Article 370, Amit Shah said, “Even today there are many rumours doing rounds about Article 370 and Kashmir. It is important to clarify them.”

He accused past Congress governments in the country of “distorting” the history. “We know since 1947 Kashmir has been a matter of discussion and controversy, but distorted history was presented before the people. Since the responsibility of writing history was in the hands of the same people who had committed mistakes, so the true facts were hidden. I think time has come that correct history is written and presented before people,” Amit Shah said.

Attacking Pakistan for repeatedly raking up the Kashmir issue at various international forums, Amit Shah said, “No country supported Pakistan at the UN. All countries supported India’s right to self defense. This is the biggest diplomatic victory of PM Narendra Modi.”

Hitting out at the Congress and other opponents who have criticised the government’s decision on Article 370, Amit Shah said, “Sheikh Abdullah was locked up for 11 years (by the then Congress government) and people are questioning us in just two months.”

Amit Shah also claimed that normalcy be restored in Kashmir “very soon”.

“There is no blockade in Kashmir. The blockade is in your mind. Out of the 196 police stations in Kashmir, curfew has been lifted everywhere and restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC are in place only in eight police stations.”

On the prolonged suspension of communication lines in the Valley, Amit Shah said “No telephone connectivity is not a human rights violation; killing of 41,000 people in the past years is.”