NPP to hold ‘Tiranga rally’ from Lal Qila to Lal Chowk

Excelsior Correspondent

NPP chairman Harshdev Singh (L) addressing press conference in Jammu on Saturday.
NPP chairman Harshdev Singh (L) addressing press conference in Jammu on Saturday.

JAMMU, Apr 30: Enraged by the persistent sedition rows in several parts of the country and Kashmir in particular, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (NPP) shall hold ‘Tiranga rally’ from Lal Qila, Delhi to Lal Chowk, Srinagar from May 4 to May 8 to spread the message of national integrity, unity and harmony.
Talking to media-persons here today NPP chairman Harshdev Singh said that NPP has taken a decision to organize a grand march from Delhi to Srinagar on May 4. Expressing anguish over the silence of the BJP at the Centre and the State amid NIT Kashmir row, Harshdev deplored the way the nationalist students were mal-treated for upholding the honour of the Tricolor and confronting the anti- national elements. He said that the incident was distressful during which the students were abused, baton charged and manhandled for raising pro- India slogans and waving the Tricolour in a bid to counter the felons who rejoiced India’s defeat in T20 World Cup match.
He added that the State police invoked numerous criminal charges against the out-stationed students who were also reportedly threatened by certain faculty for ruining their career. He said that the obnoxious situation which led to the exodus of nationalist students from the Valley was further aggravated when the enquiry officer appointed by the BJP partnered State Government reportedly indicted these students for allegedly vitiating the academic atmosphere of the institute in the probe report.
Taking a dig at NJP, Mr Singh questioned the perfidious silence of Prime Minister and the Union HRD Minister over the students demand to have either of them to hoist the national flag in campus to end the impasse and uphold the message that Kashmir is an integral part of India.
Lambasting the BJP’s hollow slogan of ‘zero tolerance’ and incongruous stand on Nationalism, Balwant Singh Mankotia and Yashpal Kundal revealed that during the seditious JNU row, which emanated from the death anniversary of Afzal Guru the Saffron party exhibited chauvinistic posturing by detaining student leaders in the Union capital but ironically its persistent chest thumping against the anti-national elements fell flat on Kashmir turf. They said that the Tiranga rally would also oppose and expose the deceitful and sacrilegious character of the BJP and mobilize the public opinion to support the cause of nationalist students. Gagan Pratap Singh, general secretary and spokesman Young Panthers was also present.

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