On Wednesday, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that this year the Independence Day will be celebrated with “much more enthusiasm” as the Centre’s decision to eliminate “special status” granted to Jammu and Kashmir and divide the state into two seperate Union Territories. 

With the latest decision, the PM Modi-led NDA Government has offered a strong reply to terrorists and “Pakistan’s infiltration activities” in the Kashmir Valley, said the Union Minister at an event in Nagpur. 

Mr. Gadkari said, “By revoking Article 370, we have strongly retaliated to the infiltration activities of Pakistan in Kashmir. The dreams of all Indians are fulfilled in the real sense today.”

He continued that “there is peace in Kashmir and in a way, terrorists have got a strong reply from India. And in this backdrop, the Independence Day tomorrow will be celebrated with more enthusiasm.”

Nitin Gadkari further said that everyone should reconcile to fulfill the dreams of “Akhandh Bharat” (undivided India).

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