Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In the wake of severe criticism of the Modi-led Indian regime’s campaign to force people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to buy Indian flag in connection with India’s Independence Day, the regime has been forced to drag its feet from the drive.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the matter came to limelight when Kashmiri students through a circular issued by the Education Department of India were ordered to pay Rs20 for the Modi regime’s ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ [Indian flag in every house] campaign. The circular was issued on July 16, directing the heads of the school institutions to collect money from every student and staff members for the campaign.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader Ghulam Nabi Lone shared a copy of the circular on social media and questioned the Modi regime for making the “contribution compulsory”.
When the move was opposed by local population as well as politicians, Inderjeet Singh, a regional officer in the Education department, tried to hide the embarrassment by saying that the circular was “issued erroneously and the contribution was voluntary”.
PDP president Mehbooba Mufti had on Sunday posted a video on Twitter in which employees of an urban body in Islamabad were purportedly making announcements through a public address system asking the shopkeepers to contribute Rs 20 each for the flag in order to “avoid trouble”. KMS—5K