NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Indian laws — which protect the rights of a billion people — will now be available to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
As examples, he cited children’s right to education, the rights of women, the rights of safai karamcharis, and the stringent laws that protect the Dalits of the nation.
It is a “new era” for the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir and the nation, when all citizens have equal rights and responsibilities, he said.
“The people Jammu and Kashmir and the people Ladakh were denied of rights. Patel’s dream, Ambedkar’s dream, SP Mookerjee’s dream, Vajpayee’s dream, dream of crores of India fulfilled,” said the Prime Minister in his televised address to the nation days after the government’s move to end the special powers of the state and bifurcating it to union territories.