Highlights | PM Modi asks the people of J&K to come together

Prime Minister Narendra Modi explained the government's decision to scrap Article 370 that gives a special status to Jammu and Kashmir. In his address to the nation, he urged the people of Jammu Kashmir to cooperate and showcase their ability to the world.
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  • 20:39

    Modi asks the people of Jammu and Kashmir to come together and show the world the ability and will of the region.

  • 20:41

    It is natural in a democracy that some people are in favour of this decision and some have differences over it. I also respect their differences and their objections. But I urge them to help the government in giving new direction to Jammu and Kashmir-Ladakh, keeping the interest of the country paramount: PM

  • 20:38

    Modi hails the Bravehearts of Jammu and Kashmir who fought valiantly in the face of war and terrorism.

  • 20:36

    A lot of freedom fighters have sacrificed their lives for J&K, says PM.

  • 20:35

    Modi assures people of Jammu and Kashmir that they will be able to celebrate Eid-ul-Zaha without any trouble.

  • 20:34

    I ensure that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir will get better, says PM.

  • 20:34

    Patriots in Jammu and Kashmir are standing against Pakistan's attempts to spread terrorism in the region

  • 20:31

    The culture of dynasticism did not give J&K youth the opportunity to lead for decades. Now the youth here will lead the development of Jammu and Kashmir and take it to new heights. I would urge the youth and the sisters and daughters of the area to take charge of the development of their own area: PM

  • 20:30

    People in Ladakh will get better infrastructure, better education and better hospitals.

  • 20:27

    In Ladakh, there is a well-known plant that is used as a medication for the people. If it is sold all over the world, oureconomy will boom. I will urge the people of Jammu and Kashmir to sell their products on an international level.

  • 20:24

    PM Modi: Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh have the potential to be the biggest tourist hub of the world. There was a time when Kashmir was the favorite destination of Bollywood film makers, I am confident that in future even international films will be shot there.

  • 20:23

    We will take Jammu and Kashmir to new heights.

  • 20:21

    Jammu and Kashmir will not be a Union Territory for a long time. However, Ladakh will be: PM ensures

  • 20:20

    We have tried to bring a new work culture and transparency in the administration of Jammu and Kashmir. As a result, be it IIT, IIM, AIIMS, all irrigation projects, power projects or Anti Corruption Bureau, the work of all these has been accelerated: PM

  • 20:19

    I am sure that will all these efforts, we will be able to erase terrorism from the valley.

  • 20:17

    People of Jammu and Kashmir will elect their own representatives: PM

  • 20:16

    Projects that were pending in J&K, have been fast-tracked, says PM

  • 20:13

    Since the time there is a governor rule in J&K, there has been an improvement in the state.

  • 20:12

    Very soon police officers and government officers in J&K and Ladakh will get statebenefits: PM

  • 20:11

    The government now will make sure that all the people in J&K get all the benefits that the other states are getting, says PM

  • 20:09

    Laws that were applicable in the other countries could not be enforced in J&K till now.

  • 20:09

    Future of Jammu and Kashmir is now secure: PM

  • 20:08

    We have taken a historic decision on Jammu and Kashmir: PM

  • 20:03

      Article 370 and 35A has been resulting in corruption in J&K

  • 20:01

    A new era has started in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh

  • 19:56

    The Ministry of External Affairs Ministry has already issued a statement on Islamabad's decision to downgrade diplomatic ties, saying it was intended to "present an alarming picture to the world" about the state of India-Pakistan relations.

  • 19:56

    In his speech, Modi is also likely to dismiss Pakistan's propaganda to present an "alarmist" picture about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 19:52

    Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi will address the nation at 8 PM on Thursday when he will speak about removal of special status for Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent developments.