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Amit Shah pauses speech during rally after hearing ‘Azaan’ from nearby mosque in J&K

After a brief moment, he said the call for prayer has now stopped and asked the crowd if he would continue his speech.

Amit Shah pauses speech during rally after hearing ‘Azaan’ from nearby mosque in J&K
"Should I start or not? Say it loudly, should I start," he asked and then went on with his speech. (Image: PTI)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday briefly stopped his speech during a rally in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir as ‘Azaan’ or Muslim call to prayer was going on from a nearby mosque.

Five minutes into his about half-an-hour speech at Showkat Ali stadium in this North Kashmir district, the Home Minister paused and asked those on the stage “if something was going on at a mosque?” When someone on the stage told him that ‘Azaan’ was going on, Shah stopped his speech, attracting a huge round of applause and chanting of slogans in his favour from the gathering.

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After a brief moment, he said the call for prayer has now stopped and asked the crowd if he would continue his speech. “Should I start or not? Say it loudly, should I start,” he asked and then went on with his speech.

Earlier, soon after his arrival, Shah started his speech much to the delight of the people who had been waiting for hours since early morning.

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitender Singh, who were also present on the stage, did not address the gathering.

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