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Narendra Modi-led BJP government planning to reopen 50,000 closed temples in J&K

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 23 September 2019, 16:04 IST
G Kishan Reddy

After the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, the central government is planning to take another big step in the valley. Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy has said that the BJP-led NDA government in Delhi is planning to reopen all closed temples in Jammu & Kashmir.

While talking with reporters in Bengaluru, Kishan Reddy said that around 50,000 temples were shut down in Kashmir over the last few decades. Many temples were also broken and statues were destroyed during the process. Reddy confirmed that the Centre is planning to open all the closed temples.


Reddy also said that the central government has set up a committee to monitor the closed schools in the valley and they are planning to start all of them again.

The Bhartiya Janata Party brought a bill in the Indian parliament earlier last month to abrogate Article 370. The bill was passed in the upper house (Rajya Sabha) of the Indian parliament on August 5, 2019

First published: 23 September 2019, 15:33 IST
 
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