Jammu, Jan 30: Senior BJP leader Devender Singh Rana today said that holding of ceasefire on Line of Control and peace across the Union Territory has transformed Jammu and Kashmir with the people deriving dividends of the obtaining peaceful scenario.
“With the single-minded and resolute approach of Prime Minister Narendra Modi the roaring of guns on the Line of Control has silenced and peaceful atmosphere across the hinterland has given new wings to holistic development and economic transformation in both the regions and the sub-regions of the Union Territory,” he said while addressing a gathering organised by NGO "Hum Sath Sath Hain" at Khour, adjacent to Line of Control.
He recalled the nightmarish border skirmishes uprooting dwellers from their homes and hearths and entire activity coming to standstill due to intermittent ceasefire violations, saying the horrendous era ended due to proactive response from New Delhi. Now the border dwellers are engaged in productive activities without any fear, schools are functioning normally and the despondency of leaving homes has become a gruesome reality of the past, he added.
“This is the real time change under a strong Indian leadership,” Rana said while referring to the obtaining peace in Jammu and Kashmir in general and the Kashmir Valley in particular. He said peoples’ tryst with peace has unnerved Pakistan, its lackeys on both sides of the Line of Control and the ecosystem that has been responsible for providing oxygen to separatist tendencies among fringe elements.
The BJP leader lambasted those echoing doubts about peace and border life going as a usual norm, saying the tourist footfall from across the country and abroad, even during these winter months, is exposing their sinister propaganda. Similarly, the developmental odyssey and economic activities speak of changing Jammu and Kashmir post repeal of Article 370, which ended and exposed all those believing in deceit and duplicity.