The Bharatiya Janata Party flagged off the first-ever ‘Tiranga Yatra’ from the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar to pay tributes to the fallen soldiers of the 1999 Kargil War. The ‘Tiranga Yatra’ will end at the Kargil War Memorial in the Drass area of the Ladakh union territory. BJP’s National General Secretary Tarun Chug, and Bangalore South MP and president, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), Tejasvi Surya flagged off the ‘Tiranga Yatra’ amidst unprecedented security arrangements. The whole area of Lal Chowk was sealed off and security personnel was deployed in large numbers to prevent any untoward incident. Speaking at the event, Chug criticised the policies of the National Conference (NC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said that the families of Abdullah’s and Mufti’s ruled Jammu and Kashmir for the past 70 years “but made it a terrorism capital, while the Prime Minister has made it a tourism capital and took it on a path of progress”. “Mehbooba lives some yards away from here. She used to say that if you revoke (Article) 370, then you will not find hands to hoist the tricolour. I want to tell her that come to Lal Chowk and see the residents of Kashmir holding the tiranga. Every person has a tiranga in his heart,” Chug said.