A delegation of 100 people from Jammu and Kashmir met Home Minister Amit Shah and some senior officials of the ministry at Delhi .
The meeting is significant because it is the first interaction of Home Minister Shah with people from Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5. Sources said that common people from Pulwama, Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh are part of the delegation.
Justifying the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35A, which granted special status to erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, Amit Shah had said on Saturday that Article 370 and Article 35A were roadblocks in the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with India, adding that the mandate given by the people of the country made Prime Minister Modi abrogate the same in the first session of Parliament itself.
Shah had said that the move had opened path for development of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the last nail in the coffin of terrorism. All citizens, barring a few, have supported this move by the government, he said.