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For the first time after independence, tricolour hoisted in Kashmir University

Last Updated on March 23, 2021 at 11:06 pm

Kashmir University (KU) authorities have permanently installed the national flag in institution premises for the first time after independence. This installation is meant to be a clear signal to the separatist and anti-national groups.

Back in 2016, the Union Ministry of Education had decided to install national flag in every central university of the nation. A major reason behind this decision was to instill patriotism among university students. However, since there was a threat of separatist and anti-national groups getting triggered by the decision, university administration was hesitating to install national flag on the premises of universities in Kashmir.

At last, authorities executed the instructions and gave a clear message to anti-national forces. The national flag symbolises a strong India and it will enhance a sense of unity and integrity among students of the the university.

In 2013, Kashmir University students had halted shooting of film ‘Haider’ in order to protest against hoisting of tricolour on the campus. Even though the national flag was hoisted just for movie shooting, students raised objection against this act.

Mehbooba Mufti, PDP president and former Chief Minister, said on October 24, 2020 that her party members would not hoist the national flag unless they were not restricted from raising the flag of erstwhile state of J&K.