Call it politics over national flag
or change of mind set. As various political, social and regional groups from
Jammu for the last twenty years used set programme of unfurling tri-color flag
at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Days but were stopped by police on the instructions
of successive governments time to time with out making any big show. This time young
and dynamic Chief Minister Omar Abdullah of Jammu and Kashmir has publically prohibited
Bhartiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Yuva Morcha to do so and has cautioned about evolving
of unrest any more by their act. It is wise to bring to mind that entire Kashmir
was on boil for more than four months last year which resulted in killings of
about 110 innocent people and losses worth crores.
elections, Ekta Sankap Rally and participation of public in protests against Chief
Minister’s statement regarding accession, Bhartiya Janata Party decided to
organize Rashtriya Ekta Yatra starting from Kolkata on January 12 and to
culminate at Lal Chowk, Srinagar on 26th January after unfurling the
national flag, highly placed sources in BJP informed.
is why he is talking childish. It is Constitutional obligation of any head of
the state (CM) to facilitate unfurling of tri-color by any body at any where
within the country’s territory” Legislative Party Chief and veteran leader
Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta said. “Omar is toeing line of separatist Yasin Mallik,
who has already threatened consequences to BJP on unfurling tri-color at Lal
Chowk a day ago” he added.
people of India should understand their position on Kashmir. Any Chief Minister
across the country is bound facilitate all those individuals and party leaders
who want unfurl national flag in their respective territories” Dr R. L Bhat,
National Vice President, Vichar Manch, a national quorum of think tanks on
national integration said and added that Chief Minister should clarify his
stand about Constitutional obligations and political dispensation.
that Omar is free to unfurl tri-color fag any where in the country then why
should he restrict other for doing same in Valley. “He is not owner of Kashmir
but he is elected representative of people and he should always talk within the
permitted parameters” they further added.
three rallies under the name and banner of “Chief Minister Kurse Chodo” around January
15th. Wherein rallies from Poonch, Doda and Billawar directions will
participate to jam Civil Secretariat, BJP State Chief, Shamsher Singh Manhas
said in a meeting of party executives. Member Parliament Chandan Mitra has condemned
Omar for his statement and dared Yasin over hoisting flag at Lal Chowk in
Srinagar on January 26.