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Peace is being established in JK after abrogation of Article 370: Amit Shah

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New Delhi: Home Minister of India Amit Shah said on Wednesday said that peace is being established in Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory is once again returning to the old civilization and traditions after the abrogation of Article 370.

He was speaking after inaugurating Maa Sharda Devi Temple in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district through video conferencing. The GoI abrogated Article 370 and 35(A) from the erstwhile state on August 5, 2019 and bifurcated the erstwhile state in two Union territories of JK and Ladakh on the same day, ANI reported.

Shah mentioned that Modi-led GoI is renovating many temples and faith centers for the revival of the culture in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Minister said that Sharda Peeth has been a historical center of India’s cultural, religious and educational heritage.

“Modi government will move in the direction of opening Sharda Peeth for devotees like Kartarpur Corridor. The Valley and Jammu are once again returning to their old traditions, civilization and Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb due to the establishment of peace.”

In line with the commitment to social and economic transformation, Shah said, the GoI has taken initiatives in all areas of Jammu and Kashmir, including the revival of culture. “Under this, systematic restoration and repair work is going on at 123 identified places, which include many temples and Sufi places.”

He said 35 places are being renovated at a cost of Rs 65 crore in the first phase.

The Minister said that 31 mega-cultural programs have also been organized by identifying the places of 75 religious and Sufi saints. “A total of 20 cultural festivals have also been organized here in every district which will help a lot in reviving our old heritage.”

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