New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Union Minister Amit Shah on Sunday addressed a gathering in New Delhi and blamed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the situation in Jammu and Kashmir saying that the decision to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations was a ‘mistake’.

“Jawaharlal Nehru's declaration of untimely ceasefire led to the creation of PoK. His decision to move the United Nations in 1948 was a Himalayan mistake. A mistake greater than Himalaya. He made another mistake by selecting the wrong charter to refer the matter to the UN,” said the Home Minister.

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Shah also defended the government’s decision to revoke Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir saying there are many rumours doing rounds about Article 370.

“Even today there are many rumours doing rounds about Article 370 and Kashmir. It is important to clarify them. We know since 1947 Kashmir has been a matter of discussion and controversy but distorted history was presented before people,” he said.

“Since the responsibility of writing history was in the hands of the same people who had committed mistakes, so as a result true facts were hidden. I think the time has come that correct history is written and presented before people,” he added.

He further accused the past Congress governments in the country of "distorting" the history.

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"We know since 1947 Kashmir has been a matter of discussion and controversy, but distorted history was presented before the people. Since the responsibility of writing history was in the hands of the same people who had committed mistakes, so the true facts were hidden. I think time has come that correct history is written and presented before people," Amit Shah said.

Shah also claimed that normalcy be restored in Kashmir "very soon".

"There is no blockade in Kashmir. The blockade is in your mind. Out of the 196 police stations in Kashmir, curfew has been lifted everywhere and restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC are in place only in eight police stations," he said.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma