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Nehru Created Kashmir Problem, Don't Need Lessons From Congress

By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 28, Jun 2019, 21:34 pm IST | UPDATED: 28, Jun 2019, 21:34 pm IST

Nehru Created Kashmir Problem, Don't Need Lessons From Congress Delhi: Hitting out at the Congress and Jawaharlal Nehru, Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday blamed the country's first Prime Minister for creating the Kashmir issue, alleging that it was him who gave a portion of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan, referring to the PoK.

"Who called for ceasefire back then? It was Jawaharlal Nehru who did it and gave that portion (PoK) to Pakistan. You say we don't take people into confidence, but Nehru ji did it without taking the then Home Minister into confidence. So Manish (Tewari) ji don't teach us history," Shah said in the Lok Sabha.
Slamming the Congress and Nehru, he said one-third of Jammu and Kashmir is not with India. "Who is responsible," he asked drawing a sharp reaction from the Congress members. The House witnessed disruptions over Shah naming Nehru.

Shah also moved a statutory resolution in the Lok Sabha to extend President's Rule in Jammu and Kashmir for a period of six months.

Moving the resolution, he said since the state assembly has been dissolved and the Election Commission has decided to hold fresh elections in Jammu and Kashmir later this year, it is essential that the President's Rule be extended for another six months with effect from July 3, 2019.
He said during the Governor's Rule and later President's Rule, the government has hit at the roots of terrorism.

The state has seen bloodshed in previous elections, but things have changed, he told the House.

He urged the members to rise above party lines to support the resolution.

This is the first proposal Shah has moved in the Lok Sabha after being appointed as the home minister in the second tenure of the Narendra Modi government.

Shah said the Modi government had met all the needs of the security forces battling terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

He also justified the withdrawal of official security to those who pursued anti-India politics.

"Why was the Jamaat-e-Islami never banned (in Kashmir)? Why was the JKLF (Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front) never banned?

"It was a strange phenomenon that anyone speaking against India got security cover in that state," he said. "Why should we give security to such anti-India people?"
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