Amit Shah lays foundation stone of 'Balidan Stambh' in Srinagar

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'Balidan-Stambh'-in-SrinagarUnion Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the construction of 'Balidan Stambh' in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on 24 June.

An Overview of the News

  • The opening ceremony took place at a park near Lal Chowk, the commercial centre of Srinagar.

  • The 'Sacrifice Pillar' is a monument that is being built as part of the Srinagar Smart City project.

  • The aim of the memorial is to honour the courageous martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for the country.

About Jammu and Kashmir

  • Jammu and Kashmir was a state of India until August 2019, which was bifurcated as two union territories namely Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on 31 August 2019.

  • Capital- Srinagar (May-October), Jammu (November-April)

  • Lieutenant Governor - Manoj Sinha

  • Legislative Council - 36 seats

  • Legislative Assembly - 89 seats

  • Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court, Justice - Koteshwar Singh

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