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Uttar Pradesh: Amid 'Har Ghar Tiranga' Campaign, Youth Unfurls Pakistani Flag, Arrested

Meanwhile, the incident enraged the local people who immediately informed the police and asked the administration to take strict action.

Uttar Pradesh: Amid Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign, Youth Unfurls Pakistani Flag, Arrested

Sentinel Digital Desk

Kushinagar: A youth identified as Salman unfurled Pakistan's national flag in Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh.

According to reports, Salman is a resident of Bendupar Mustakil village of Kushinagar.

He was seen hoisting the Pakistani flag on the terrace of his house, the video of which has gone viral over social media.

Meanwhile, the incident enraged the local people who immediately informed the police and asked the administration to take strict action.

The locals complained that Salman had engaged himself in anti-India activities by disrespecting the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign and hoisting the national flag of Pakistan instead.

The Police reached the spot to verify the complaint and in immediate action asked Salman to take down the flag.

The Police also registered a complaint at the Taraya Sujan police station against the Islamist person in Kushinagar. Reports mention that the family of the accused had stopped him from hoisting the national flag of Pakistan, but to no avail. He did not agree with his family members and unfurled the Pakistani flag on the terrace of his house.

Meanwhile, the Additional Superintendent of Police Ritesh Kumar Singh speaking to the media confirmed on the incident and said that a case has been registered against the person. "Police first reached the spot and verified the complaint. The officers later asked Salman to take down the Pakistani flag and filed a complaint against him", he added.

He also added that Salman has been arrested in the case and is being interrogated in the custody.

'Har Ghar Tiranga' is a campaign under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to encourage people to bring the Tiranga home and to hoist it to mark the 75th year of India's independence. Our relationship with the flag has always been more formal and institutional than personal.

Bringing the flag home collectively as a nation in the 75th year of independence thus becomes symbolic of not only an act of personal connection to the Tiranga but also an embodiment of our commitment to nation-building.

The idea behind the initiative is to invoke the feeling of patriotism in the hearts of the people and to promote awareness about the Indian National Flag.


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