Updated: October 24, 2020 2:26:42 pm
A day after PDP chief and former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said she will raise the Tricolour only when the J&Ok state flag can be restored, the BJP demanded her arrest saying Mufti’s remarks have been “seditious”.
“I request Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to take cognisance of the seditious remarks of Mehbooba Mufti, ebook her for the seditious act and put her behind bars. We will sacrifice each drop of our blood for our flag, nation and motherland. Jammu and Kashmir is an integral a part of our nation, so just one flag might be hoisted in Jammu and Kashmir and that’s the nationwide flag,” PTI quoted Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina as saying.
Asserting that the BJP is not going to tolerate such “nefarious designs” geared toward instigating the folks of Kashmir, Raina mentioned, “I warn leaders like Mehbooba Mufti to not instigate the folks of Kashmir. We is not going to enable anybody to disturb peace, normalcy and brotherhood. In case something incorrect occurs, she must face the results,” he mentioned.
“If Kashmiri leaders are feeling insecure in India, they’ll go to Pakistan and China, he added.
Raina additionally mentioned that “no energy on earth” can both hoist the state flag once more or restore Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted a particular standing to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. “Article 370 gave rise to separatism, terrorism and was instrumental behind hundreds of killings. As the federal government has completely scrapped Article 370, no energy on earth can restore it. No energy on earth can hoist any flag aside from the nationwide flag in Jammu and Kashmir.”
However, reacting to the BJP’s demand, Mufti mentioned it’s the BJP who has insulted the tricolour by sowing division and hatred. “National Flag of India flag stands for variety & peaceable coexistence amongst all. If anybody has insulted the Tiranga, it’s BJP that persecutes minorities & sows division & hatred. The Flag of India flag was disrespected the day BJP leaders carried it to justify rapists of a 9 12 months previous. Spare me the teachings,” the PDP chief tweeted.
🇮🇳 flag stands for variety & peaceable coexistence amongst all. If anybody has insulted the tiranga it’s BJP that persecutes minorities & sows division & hatred. The 🇮🇳 flag was disrespected the day BJP leaders carried it to justify rapists of a 9 12 months previous. Spare me the teachings https://t.co/ABle1v62y5
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) October 24, 2020
On Friday, addressing the primary press convention after her launch from detention, Mehbooba declared that she can have “nothing to do with elections” until J&Ok’s particular standing underneath the Constitution is restored.
“My flag is in entrance of me. When this flag is restored to us, we’ll increase the opposite flag (Tricolour) additionally. But till that occurs, we is not going to maintain another flag in our arms. Hamara uss jhande se rishta is jhande ne banaya hai, it isn’t impartial of this flag,” Mehbooba Mufti informed reporters, pointing to the flag of the erstwhile state positioned earlier than her together with the PDP flag.
Following the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, 2019, the J&Ok state flag, which used to fly together with the Tricolour atop the civil secretariat constructing in Srinagar, was eliminated.
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