Amit Shah Inaugurates 'Balidaan Stambh’ In Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

Amit Shahs public rally in Jammu

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday arrived in Srinagar’s city centre Lal Chowk.

Shah has arrived at the Srinagar’s commercial hub to lay the foundation stone of 'Balidaan Stambh’.

The memorial, a project under the Srinagar Smart City, is a tribute to the martyrs' who sacrificed their lives for the nation, the officials said.

Shah was accompanied by Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha.

Immediately after laying the foundations stone, Shah went to Raj Bhavan, the LG's official residence.

While stringent security arrangements had been put in place for the function, shops in and around the venue were open and traffic remained normal, except when it was briefly stopped at the stretch between Regal Crossing and Lal Chowk till Shah left the venue, officials said.

The Union minister also visited the Karan Mahal – the residence of the last Yuvraj of Jammu and Kashmir, Karan Singh.

Shah also met some select people at the Police Golf Course overlooking the Dal Lake here, before going back to Delhi.

Shah is on a two day to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, Shah visited Amarnath base camp—Baltal to take stock of the arrangements for the pilgrimage. 

The annual Amarnath yatra is set to commence from July 1 this year.

The adequate security arrangements have been made for the Shah’s visit to the UT.

(With PTI inputs)