Kashmir Internet ban: NITI Aayog member V K Saraswat says Besides watching dirty films you do nothing: NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat made a disputed statement on the internet ban in Kashmir. He has said that if there is no internet in Kashmir, what is the difference? What do you see on the internet there? Is e-tailing happening there? Apart from watching dirty movies, you don’t do anything there. The Internet’s ban in the Kashmir Valley has had no impact on business.
Earlier, he targeted the Congress and other parties and asked why the leaders wanted to go to Kashmir. Going to Kashmir, they want to provoke a demonstration like Delhi. They are promoting the protests with the help of social media.
Saraswat gave clarification
NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat has clarified his statement later. He said that my statement has been misinterpreted. I apologize if anyone is hurt by me. I do not want to feel that I am against the right of people of Kashmir to use the Internet.
The ban was imposed in August
Significantly, in August, the internet was banned during the removal of Jammu and Kashmir Article 370 and dividing it into two parts. After this, all local prepaid mobile services in the valley have been restored on Saturday. Prepaid calls, SMS and 2G internet services have started here.
Protests against the citizenship law hit the country’s GDP
Saraswat further said that nationwide protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have hit the country’s GDP. He said that protests against the CAA have been on the streets for the last 3 months. This resulted in the loss of man-hours, factories, hospitals and schools. All these have an impact on GDP. Salaries are being given to teachers in government schools, but classes are not being conducted, salaries are being paid, but factories are closed, all this is happening.
Need to focus on export sector to boost economy
The NITI Aayog member further spoke about the state of the economy in the country and said that the economies of the world including the US, China and other big countries are going down. However, he said that the economy is stable in India. He stressed that in order to boost the economy, there is a need for standardization, competitiveness and quality in the export sector.
VK Saraswat on performance in JNU for fee hike
Let us tell you that VK Saraswat is also the Chancellor of JNU. He had earlier said on Wednesday in protest at the JNU about the hike in fees that agitating students and teachers do not want any kind of discipline. He blamed the problems being given in JNU for the exemption given to students and teachers for the last 50-60 years.