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Repeat of 1992? Sources say Amit Shah may hoist Tiranga at Lal Chowk

PM Modi, in 1992, when he was the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, along with senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, had hoisted the tricolour at Lalchowk in Srinagar.

 

New Delhi| Amidst the continuing political upheaval on abrogating Article 370 from Kashmir, the big news has emerged. According to sources, after abrogating Article 370 from the state, now Home Minister Amit Shah might hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the occasion of Independence Day on 15 August. According to the information received, Amit Shah might travel to Srinagar on August 15.  This will be the first visit of Home Minister Amit Shah to Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Section 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and declaring Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as Union Territory.

NSA Ajit Doval will be present with Amit Shah

However, the police officers present at the Jammu and Kashmir Police Headquarters have not confirmed any information regarding Amit Shah’s visit to Srinagar. But according to sources, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, who is present in the valley, will attend the flag hoisting at Lal Chowk on August 15.

Sources in the home ministry present in Delhi said that Amit Shah’s visit to Srinagar is likely but keeping in view the security, the dates of that visit cannot be given to the media yet. In such a situation, if Amit Shah hoists the tricolour on Lal chowk of Srinagar on August 15, then it will be a historic occasion.

In 1992, Modi waved Indian tricolour at Lal Chowk
Earlier, the present Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in 1992, when he was the leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, along with senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi,  hoisted the tricolour at Lalchowk in Srinagar. At that time, many Pakistan-backed terrorist organizations had threatened them against it. But despite the threats, Narendra Modi and Murali Manohar Joshi hoisted the tricolour. In 1948, then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru also hoisted the flag at Lal Chowk.

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