Art 370 was an old disease,resolved peacefully: PM Modi
Lucknow, Dec 25:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that Article 370 was an “old
disease” and it was resolved peacefully.
“How old a
disease was Article 370. How difficult it appeared. But it was our
responsibility as to how to face such difficult challenges. And, it was done
easily. Everyone’s ‘dhaarna’ (perception) was smashed (choor choor ho gaya),”
who damaged public property during protests in Uttar Pradesh against the
amended citizenship law, Modi said that they should understand that rights and
duties go hand in hand.
vandals) should ask themselves was it right. Whatever was torched, was it not
of their child’s use? What has happened to those common people and policemen
who got injured?” Modi asked.
He said he wanted
to tell those who damaged public property “not to forget that rights and duties
go hand in hand”.
addressing a gathering after unveiling a statue of former Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee at the Lok Bhawan here.
He also laid the
foundation stone for the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University in the Uttar
The Ram Janmabhoomi
issue was also resolved peacefully, the prime minister said. On the Citizenship
(Amendment) Act, Modi said giving citizenship to those who came to India from
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan to “save the dignity of their daughters”,
was another problem whose solution was found by 130 crore Indians.
self-confidence, Hindustanis are entering a new decade. Whatever is left to be
done, all Indians are trying to find a solution,” he said.
However big the
challenge may be, “we are here with a nature to challenge the challenge”, he