Minorities, Dalits, tribals & Paharis got their rights, after abrogation of Article 370: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah addressed a public rally in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

He also jibed at the opposition  during the public rally over their stance on the abrogation of Article 370 saying “Would it have been possible to get tribal reservation if Articles 370 & 35A were not removed? With their removal now, minorities, Dalits, tribals & Paharis will get their rights.

He further added addressing the public rally that the abrogation of 370A has initiated the process of reservation for communities who were demanding it.

“Justice Sharma’s commission has sent the report and recommended reservation for Gujjar, Bakarwal and Pahari communities and it will be given soon”, he said.

“Today’s rally in Jammu and Kashmir, slogans of ‘Modi, Modi’, all of these are answers for those who used to say that if Article 370 is removed, there will be a fire in Jammu and Kashmir, rivers of blood will flow,” said Shah.

The Home Minister started his journey at 10 am by offering prayers at Vaishno Devi temple.

The Home Minister will further launch development projects and also lay foundation stones for various projects at Convention Centre in Jammu.

On the second day of his visit on Wednesday (October 5), Shah will review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir at a meeting that is slated to be held at Raj Bhavan in Srinagar.

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, top officials of the Army, paramilitary forces, state police and civil administration will take part in this high-level meeting expected to begin at 10 am.

Shah will later address a public meeting at Baramulla around 11.30 am and will address the gathering.

Before concluding his visit to the Union Territory, Shah will also launch and lay foundation stones for various development projects in Srinagar around 3.30 pm.