Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has asserted that the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories will promote inclusive development and reduce the negative impact of cross-border terrorism. Addressing the Indian diaspora in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, yesterday, Mr Naidu expressed concern that one of India’s neighbors has been fomenting trouble in this region by aiding, abetting and funding terrorist activities. He said that several thousand people were killed in terror-related incidents and termed terrorism as the enemy of humanity. Vice President urged the world community to unite in isolating nations which sponsor terrorism and ensure that funding for such activities was stopped.
Hitting out at the negative propaganda being carried out on Jammu and Kashmir, Mr Naidu urged the Indian diaspora to effectively counter the disinformation by presenting the correct picture. Vice President said the recent decision to reorganize Jammu and Kashmir was intended to extend all the laws and benefits of developmental programmes to this region and ensure inclusive and all-round development of the State.