TNN | Updated: Jul 2, 2019, 1:56 IST
- The Rajya Sabha unanimously approved extension of President’s Rule and J & K (Reservation) Amendment Bill
- Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the children of 130 separatist leaders in Kashmir are studying or have studied abroad, while they are in the Valley of schools and colleges shut down
Home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha (ANI)
NEW DELHI: Home MinisterAmit Shahon Monday said the children of 130 separatist leaders inKashmirstudying or studying abroad, as these leaders issue calls to shut down schools and colleges in the valley
Shah said separatists have no qualms over inciting Kashmiri youths to stone-pelting and warned they will receive no quarter even as he has emphasized that the center has re-open schools and health facilities under President’s rule. “We will win hearts of people in Kashmir … they will embrace us,” he said while replying to a debate inRajya Sabhaon a resolution to extend the President’s rule by six months. The Upper House unanimously approved extension of the President’s Rule and the J & K (Reservation) Amendment Bill
The Rajya Sabha unanimously approved extension of President’s Rule and J & K (Reservation) Amendment Bill The quota bill will bring people living in areas with the International Border in the area of the quota on a par with people living in areas adjoining the Line of Control. The Lok Sabha has passed both bills.
While stating that those working against India “will be given an appropriate response in their language”, home minister Amit Shah underscored that the government’s commitment to the policy of ‘Jamhooriyat, Insaniyat, Kashmiriyat’ should not be taken to mean that the forces who want to divide India will be spared
The Home Minister also responded to the divisive debate overJawaharlal Nehruand judgments on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that while he did not want to be the prestige of India’s first Prime Minister, but history would treat the post-Independence blunders very harshly.
He stressed that a country that does not learn from its mistakes does not end up too well. He also insisted that faulting Nehru’s decisions did not mean that he was questioning his intentions. “Congress must answer for the historical blunders done by them: Why did Nehru government go to the UN despite Kashmir’s accession to India? Why did he agree for a plebiscite that is any case out of question today? “He asked.
“How many schools have been shut down and burnt; teachers killed and studied discontinued at schools in the name of boycott … There is one leader whose son has studied and is working on a salary of 30 lakh per month in Saudi Arabia Another leader’s son has studied in London and is now a doctor in Saudi Arabia. Two sons of Asiya Andrabi (arrested separatist leader in J & K terror funding case) have studied abroad and her third son is pursuing higher education in Malaysia and here she says the school is closed. “
Shah’s tough talk comes amid reports that separatist leaders are on the talks with the government and indicates that the government is in no mood to engage with the Hurriyat at present.
Responding to charges of opposition that government was bypassing scrutiny of bills by parliamentary panels, Shah cited that during UPA-I, out of 207 out of 248 bills introduced in Parliament did not go to any parliamentary panel and during UPA-II, their number was 125 out of total 180 bills He said, in contrast, 124 out of the 180 bills introduced during Modi 1.0 were referred to these committees.
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