Bengaluru: As India abrogated articles 370 and 35A one and a half years ago, it has also taken measures to bring in development. 

Now, a Saudi newspaper Saudi Gazette has praised the Indian government for its care and concern and also the developmental measures and welfare measures it has taken. 

It has also noted how measures have been taken to help students graduate. 

“Many of the students have completed their graduation and taken up jobs with big corporate firms within and outside the country. The Indian government has remained steadfast in its decisions to ensure that the region is pulled from the quagmire of uncertainty,” the Saudi Gazette said.

“The government departments were asked to ensure that the benefits of the centrally sponsored schemes trickle down to youth so that they are enabled to choose a progressive path in life. In addition to the great scope being offered by the high potential tourism industry in the region, many Kashmiri youths have been imparted training under the “Himmayat” scheme and have been benefitted in terms of getting jobs in companies across the country,” the daily read.

Another issued touched upon by the newspaper is the issue of stone-pelting. It noted that they have come down.
“In the past one and half year, hundreds of youth have been placed and they are living decent lives. Recruiting agencies that had almost become defunct in Jammu and Kashmir advertised posts for the unemployed educated youth and the process to employ them was expedited,” the newspaper added. 

The abrogation of articles 370 and 35A: 

The Indian Parliament abrogated articles 370 and 35A on August 5, 2019. Through this, the Parliament paved way for the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India.

The erstwhile state was split into Union territories.