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PM Modi Visits Kashmir Post Special Status: Unveiling Development Projects


India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is set to make a historic visit to Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir. This visit marks his first official appearance in the region since New Delhi’s controversial decision to revoke Article 370 in 2019, which granted the state its semi-autonomous status.

A High-Stakes Visit to Kashmir

The anticipation surrounding Modi’s visit is palpable. Thousands of armed paramilitary troops and police have been deployed across the Kashmir Valley, a region that has long been at the heart of the rebellion against Indian rule. Many residents in this majority-Muslim territory strongly favor independence or a merger with Pakistan.

The Context: Article 370 Abrogation

In 2019, Modi’s Hindu-nationalist government took decisive steps to alter the status quo in Jammu and Kashmir. The key actions included:

  1. Revoking Semi-Autonomy: The region’s semi-autonomous status was revoked, effectively nullifying its separate constitution.
  2. Territorial Reorganization: Jammu and Kashmir was bifurcated into two federal territories: Ladakh and Jammu-Kashmir.
  3. Land and Job Protections Removed: Inherited protections related to land ownership and government jobs were abolished.

Development Projects and Security Measures in Jammu & Kashmir

During his visit, Modi is expected to unveil multiple development projects worth over Rs 6,400 crore. These initiatives aim to bolster infrastructure, education, and healthcare in the region. The projects signal the government’s commitment to economic growth and progress in Jammu and Kashmir.

However, the security situation remains tense. Stringent measures have been put in place to ensure Modi’s safety MARCOs commandos and snipers have transformed Srinagar into a fortress, underscoring the high stakes of this visit12.

The Road Ahead

Modi’s previous visits to Kashmir were centered around the Hindu-dominated city of Jammu. Now, as he steps into Srinagar, he faces a region grappling with its altered identity. The visit holds significance not only for the development projects but also as a symbolic gesture toward reconciliation and engagement with the people of Kashmir.

As the Prime Minister addresses a public rally in Srinagar, all eyes are on the valley. The echoes of Article 370’s abrogation reverberate, and the delicate balance between security and outreach will define this historic moment.

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