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History will remember August 5: PM Modi on Article 370, Ram Mandir decisions

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that August 5 will be remembered in history.

The date, he said marked three significant developments in the country. It marked the second anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and also a year of laying the foundation stone of the Ayodhya Ram Temple. Today, also marked the triumph of the Indian men’s hockey team over Germany in the Tokyo Olympics, said PM Modi.

 

“Two years ago on this day, Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir. On this day last year, the first step was taken towards the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Today, construction of a grand Ram Temple is underway”, PM Modi said. The Prime Minister was addressing with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh through videoconferencing.

The Centre had abrogated Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the region into two union territories in August 2019. The PM said since the abrogation of Article 370, there has been unprecedented peace and progress in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the official account of Narendra Modi’s personal website, a tweet said: “A historic day. Two years ago, on this day, the first big step towards a #NewJammuKashmir was taken. Since then, there has been unprecedented peace & progress in the region. Head to Your Voice section of Volunteer module on NaMo App for informative content, graphics and more!.”

The PM also criticized opposition parties for stalling Parliament over the Pegasus snooping and other issues and said that they cannot stop the country from marching forward.