Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that the terrorism in Kashmir has been at a minimum level after the repeal of Article 370. He described the second term of the Modi government as dedicated to the development and security of the country.
The Minister said that India had a little impact on the global economic slowdown and efforts to recover from it have hastened by the Modi government. The government is continuously addressing economic challenges because of the headwinds globally.
He also said that the Modi government completes its six months today for its second term, with the country moving fast on the path of progress.
“In the four months since the repeal of Article 370 and 35A, terrorism is at a minimum level. Earlier, terrorism was dominant but now it has taken a backseat. This is a tremendous change and the public life is now systematic,” Javadekar said at a press briefing.
“Decisions are being made in the country’s interest. Efforts have been made to strengthen the security of the country in these six months, by bringing in the Rafale fighter jet and making decisions on the procurement of equipment,” he said.
Praising the work done by the Modi government in the first six months of its second term, Javadekar cited decisions like the merger of banks, scheme for a waiver of loans to the industries and disinvestments in public sector.
He also said that India has emerged as a country with the lowest corporate tax rate.
“A little impact of the economic slowdown in the world has also been in our country. But the Modi government has been taking significant decisions and efforts to come out of it has been hastened,” he said.
The government has also extended justice to Muslim women through legislation against Triple Talaq, he said. The recent Ayodhya verdict was received very peacefully by all communities, he said.
Prime Minister Modi’s foreign visits have strengthened India’s image in the world, Javadekar said.
The government has also been engaged in behavioral change by discouraging single-use plastic and encouraging blogging as a mass movement, and will continue to take decisions sensitively and lead the country on the path of growth and development, he added.
(With inputs from PTI)