Union Home Minister Amit Shah who was a four-day visit to Jammu Kashmir paid tribute to 40 CRPF jawans who were killed in the deadly Pulwama terror attack in February 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Shah ended his visit to the valley by laying a floral wreath at the memorial constructed last year for the victims of the attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The home minister later took to Twitter to pay tributes to the martyrs.
“At Pulwama martyrs memorial, paid tributes to the brave CRPF jawans who were martyred in the cowardly attack. The supreme sacrifice you made for the security of the nation makes our resolve stronger for uprooting the menace of terrorism. My revered tributes to the brave martyrs,” he tweeted in Hindi.
Shah also planted a sapling in the memory of the martyrs on Tuesday.
Amit Shah removes bulletproof shield to interact with J&K crowd
Union home minister Amit Shah, on his third day of the visit to Jammu and Kashmir, addressed a gathering at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on Monday. He had the bulletproof glass shield removed while talking to the people of the union territory, saying he wants to “speak to them frankly”.
“I was taunted, condemned… today, I want to speak to you frankly, which is why there is no bullet proof shield or security here,” Shah said. This is his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019.