HM addresses Sainik Sammelan at CRPF Camp, Lethpora, Pulwama
PULWAMA: Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, Amit Shah today addressed the Sainik Sammelan at CRPF Camp, Lethpora, Pulwama, on the third day of his J&K visit.
The Home Minister was accompanied by Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha during his visit to the CRPF Camp.
Addressing the event, the Union Home Minister said that his visit at the CRPF camp is the most important programme of his three day visit to J&K.
I want to spend a night with Jawans in CRPF camp, want to know the experience and hardships and witness the spirit and passion for the nation. You are 24×7 ready for the security of the country even in minus 43 to plus 43 degree temperature. This is the determination that made the people of the country feel secure that they can sleep peacefully, said the Home Minister.
When Article 370 and 35A were removed, there was speculation that there would be a huge backlash and a possibility of bloodshed, but because of the promptness of our Security Forces, no one had to fire even a single bullet, he said.
He said that the law and order situation in Jammu and Kashmir has improved significantly. From 2014 to 2021, the number of civilian deaths has come down from 208 to 30 and the number of martyred soldiers of security forces has come down from 105 to 60, which shows that this decision has also been accepted by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. There was a time when stone pelting was common in Kashmir, but today such incidents have also reduced a lot, observed the Union Home Minister.
“With the kind of development taking place in the country after Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in 2014, we are confident that in no time India will strengthen its place in one of the top economies of the world,” he said, adding, “In 2014, we were at 11th place in the world’s economies, today we are at 5th-6th, by 2024 we will definitely reach the third place which will be a big milestone”.
He said that Pulwama which the country and the world knew for the ruthless attack on our soldiers, in the same Pulwama, today a medical college worth Rs 2000 crore has started, this is such a big change.
If there is peace, security, if the elected representatives are determined for development, then what transformation can happen, Jammu and Kashmir is an example of this, said the Union Home Minister.
“We have just started the Ayushman CAPF card, I request that every jawan should be given two cards, one for himself and one for his family. If there is any health related problem in your family then you can get complete treatment without incurring unlimited health expenses with the Ayushman card,” he said.