A few youngsters unfurled tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Wednesday, days after National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah dared the Indian government to do so.
Abdullah, who in November had come under fire for his ‘PoK belongs to Pakistan’ comment, had scoffed at the idea of India raising the national flag in the region. Instead, he said, the India government should try to raise the flag in Lal Chawk in Srinagar first, before attempting the feat in PoK.
However, conveying a strong message to Abdullah, some youngsters in the Valley raised pro-India slogans and unfurled the national flag at Lal Chowk this morning.
Meanwhile, BJP MLA Ravinder Raina said the tricolour in the heart of Srinagar is an eye opener for all the anti-nationals. He further called it as a “slap on the face of such dirty politicians”.
Defence expert Major General GD Bakshi said that he was glad that some boys have shown the way.
On November 27, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir took jibe at the Centre, saying, “They are talking of raising flag at PoK. I ask them, first you go and raise the Tricolour at Lal Chawk in Srinagar. They can’t even do that here and they are talking about PoK.”