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Modi government committed to countering forces challenging India’s sovereignty, unity: President

By ET News

The Narendra Modi government is committed to countering all forces challenging India’s sovereignty and unity and taking firm action against those inciting violence in the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday.

Addressing a joint sitting of both houses of Parliament on the first day of the Budget session, Kovind also said after the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been empowered with new entitlements.

“My government is committed to counter the forces challenging the sovereignty and unity of the country at every level. While on one hand development is being promoted in violence-affected areas, on the other hand, firm action is being taken against the forces inciting violence,” he said.

As a result of this, Kovind said the number of incidents involving Naxal violence has declined and the Naxal-affected area is shrinking.

“After the abrogation of the provisions of Article 370, the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been empowered with new entitlements

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