Kashmir problem stems from Nehru's mistakes: Amit Shahtext_fields
New Delhi: Hours past the milestone verdict by the Supreme Court on the abrogation of Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shash told Rajya Sabha that the special status the erstwhile state used to enjoy "led to separatism," NDTV reports.
He explained that there are many states with more Muslim populations than Kashmir, but terrorism is prevailing there only. He pointed out the top court's observation that the special status was temporary, only intended to ease the region into being a part of India.
Shah said that the court's ruling vindicated the BJP government's move.
Then Shah aimed a slap at Congress for the latter's reaction after the verdict that it did not agree to the apex court. Congress had said that it respectfully disagreed with the Supreme Court's decision.
Shah then said that Congress had committed mistakes for 40 years and blamed Jawaharlal Nehru for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
He said that if there wasn't an untimely ceasefire against Pakistan during the war, there wouldn't have been a Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir. He claimed that India was winning, and if only Nehru had waited for two days, Kashmir would have entirely become a part of India.
He slammed Nehru for not getting Hyderbad, Lakshadweep, Junagarh or Jodhpur for those people who batted for him. Nehru only went to Kashmir and left the job there unfinished.
Shah claimed that the government's move to mainstream Jammu and Kashmir ensured improvement in the lives of people.
He explained how the stone-pelting cases have come down in the region. The government had notified that if anyone had a stone pelting case on them, no one from their family would get a government job.