Amit Shah J&K visit: Union Home Minister Amit Shah who visited Jammu and Kashmir and held a rally in Baramulla and halted his speech for azaan (a prayer call) from a nearby mosque. The move which was cheered by the crowd unequivocally.
Long queues with people jostling to enter through two narrow gates and excitement writ large on their faces, thousands flocked the Showkat Ali Stadium where the Home Minister held a rally on Wednesday. Many locals said the rally was arguably among the largest ones held in Baramulla so far.
In the video, which went viral in no time, it is seen that the home minister who heard the 'azaan' from the mosque, asked if anything was going on in the nearby mosque. After confirming with people on stage, he took a brief pause before restarting the speech with permission from the audience.
Shah on Wednesday said assembly polls will be held with "full transparency" in Jammu and Kashmir after the Election Commission publishes the revised electoral rolls and asserted that the Modi government will wipe out terrorism from the Union territory. Addressing a public rally in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, Shah lashed out at those advocating dialogue with Pakistan.
The home minister had also announced that the Gujjar, Bakerwal and Pahari communities in the Union territory will get reservation benefits in accordance with the recommendations of the Justice Sharma Commission.