The clauses that granted a unique status to the state that became a Union Territory, clauses 370 and 35A, were repealed by the state of Jammu and Kashmir four years ago.
Going into Indian history in large letters was one of the accomplishments of the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government at the Center.
Following the abrogation, the state experienced many unpleasant events, including stone-throwing and the emergence of terrorist organizations.
Even the most fundamental essentials were not provided to the state in the era of digitization. Students were unable to attend classes, ladies were restricted from walking freely on the streets, and festivals could not be observed.
Both the court system and the authorities applauded the ruling very much.
On Thursday of this week, the Supreme Court shown a lack of enthusiasm for accepting a “invitation” to adjudicate the “wisdom” behind the Union government’s choice.
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With more than Rs 1,300 crore, the Modi administration has launched a package to revive businesses. The state got record-breaking investments for development projects in 2022–2023 totaling Rs 1,547 crore.
The UT got investments of Rs 14,000 crore from 1947 to 2019 and Rs 81,222 crore from 2019 to 2023.
The export of Kashmiri handicrafts reached an astonishing record-setting amount of Rs 1,116 crore, bringing the UT into the global economy.
The Mall of Kashmir, the first international mall in Jammu and Kashmir, was another significant milestone, with the foundation stone being laid by Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha.
According to sources, 29 projects funded by the Prime Minister’s Development Package have been finished, while 53 projects totaling Rs. 58,477 crore in Jammu & Kashmir and 9 projects totaling Rs. 21,441 crore in Ladakh are still in the works.
As the 8.45 km long new Banihal Tunnel was inaugurated this year, several infrastructure development projects were also started in the UT. A total of 2074 locations were served by the 18001 km of roads built under the PM Gram Sadak Yojana.
In terms of resources as well, the Main Ravi Canal, Tral Lift Irrigation Scheme, and comprehensive Jhelum River flood control plan have improved J&K’s water connection.
For the purpose of identifying Gazetted, Non-Gazetted, and Class-IV vacancies in the UT of J&K, an Accelerated Recruitment Committee (ARC) was established.
A total of 29,813 people have been hired since 2019 in addition to the 5523 positions that have been recommended to recruiting firms.
The fact that Jammu is the only city with IIT, IIM, and AIIMS is noteworthy. In J&K, two AIIMS—one for each division—were sanctioned with an anticipated budget of Rs 2,000 crore each, along with 15 nursing colleges, two state cancer centers, and seven medical colleges. Government degree/engineering colleges now total 147, up from 96 before.