Prakash Javadekar said misinformation is being spread deliberately to fuel unrest. (Photo: PTI)
As nationwide agitations continue over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said all is well in the country.
Speaking to India Today TV exclusively, Prakash Javadekar said, "There is no climate of discontent against the NDA government."
Javadekar said misinformation is being spread deliberately to fuel unrest. "There is a calibrated attempt to whip up passions by spreading misinformation," the Union minister said.
He said that the people of India have supported the government's decision from the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir to the passing of the CAA. "There are more marches happening in favour of what the government has done than otherwise," he said.
Speaking on Article 370, Prakash Javadekar said Kashmir is an inseparable part of India and claimed that peace has been prevailing and the region is making progress since Article 370 of the Constitution was repealed.
"Post-abrogation of Article 370, there has been peace and reduction in terror activity in Kashmir," he said.
As some political detainees have been released, questions have been raised over when three former chief ministers of the erstwhile state -- National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah, his son Omar Abdullah and People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti. Talking about the release of the three ex-CMs, Javadekar said, "The release of the three ex-CMs of Jammu and Kashmir will be an administrative decision."
Javadekar also countered allegations of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir. As the region continues to be under lockdown for than 150 days, Javadekar said, "There is no suspension of basic rights of a citizen in Kashmir."
The I&B minister also spoke of the contentious CAA and NRC and said the issues won't affect the upcoming Delhi elections.