On meeting the mainstream political parties from the region of Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss restoring the region’s statehood. After months of strategising by Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser (NSA) it will be a significant milestone that India’s top leadership has set its eyes on, as learnt by CNN-News18 from official sources.
There shall be no talks on restoring the region’s special status but as promised in the past by Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Home Minister Amit Shah, Jammu and Kashmir will be granted statehood soon as per the sources who are privy to the developments.
Under Article 370, the Central government withdrew Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on 5th August 2019 and bifurcated the state into 2 Union territories Jammu and Kashmir with a legislative assembly and Ladakh without one.
Nullifying all prognoses about the ramifications of its move to fully integrate Jammu and Kashmir in the Union of India, the restoration of statehood will be counted as the culmination of a monumental achievement done by the National Democratic Alliance Government.
The government appears on track to securing all of its strategic objectives in the months since it decided to carve out Ladakh from and administer Jammu and Kashmir as a Union territory. Elections to the district development councils went off peacefully the previous year along with the security situation in Kashmir Valley being under control and a ceasefire with Pakistan is holding well.