Transformation underway in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh: External Affairs Minister Jaishankar

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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday said that transformation is underway in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Mr. Jaishankar made the remarks on the first anniversary of the Centre’s decision to revoke the special status of the region.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Mr. Jaishankar highlighted application of progressive laws, delivery of social justice, empowerment and support for vulnerable sections and rolling out of development projects as part of the transformation.

The external affairs minister listed expansion of education and employment opportunities and advancement of women’s rights as other takeaways.

“A transformation underway in Jammu & Kashmir and in Ladakh,” he said.

On 5 August last year, the Centre announced its decision to withdraw special powers of Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcate the state into two union territories.

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