He lays the inspiration stone of the first-ever Balaji temple of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in Jammu.
Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishen Reddy, who laid the inspiration stone of the first-ever Balaji temple of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in Jammu on Sunday, mentioned the Centre had managed to curb infiltration and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir in the past two years.
“Barring a couple of incidents of violence reported in J&K, the situation has changed across India and J&K in the past two years. The government has managed to curb infiltration, and militancy stands controlled in J&K,” he mentioned.
Mr. Reddy mentioned the coronavirus pandemic hindered the Centre’s plan to push growth initiatives in Jammu and Kashmir. “COVID-19 did play a spoilsport and hit the development projects. Once the pandemic ends, we will take J&K UT to new heights of development,” he added.
Earlier in the day, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Mr. Reddy and MoS Jitendra Singh participated in the ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ of the Balaji temple of the TTD, one of many nation’s richest impartial trusts that manages the well-known Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Andhra Pradesh.
“Pilgrims from south India will also start visiting Jammu and will pay obeisance both at the Balaji Temple as well as the Mata Vaishno Devi shrine. This will result in development of the area and also help in integration,” Mr. Reddy mentioned.
The J&Ok authorities has transferred 496 kanal (62 acres) and 17 Marla of land to the temple, first such occasion because the Centre ended J&Ok’s particular constitutional place in 2019.
Meanwhile, Mr. Reddy may even chair a gathering of safety high brass to assessment the safety of J&Ok.