Join us in Srinagar flag-hoisting: BJP to Omar

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Is BJP plan to unfurl the tricolour at Lal Chowk on January 26 justified ?

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  1. SHASH2K2

    SHASH2K2 New Member

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    CHANDIGARH: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it had the right to hoist the national flag anywhere in the country, with party MP Anurag Thakur even asking Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to join in the party's plan to unfurl the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on January 26.

    "We are living in a free nation and we have the right to hoist our national flag anywhere in the country. So what is the problem in hoisting the tricolour at Srinagar's Lal Chowk in Kashmir Valley?" said Thakur here.

    "Despite all opposition, we invite Omar Abdullah to accompany us to Lal Chowk. This is a good opportunity for Abdullah to prove his loyalty towards the country," said Thakur on Saturday.

    Thakur, who is the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) president and the MP from Hamirpur seat in Himachal Pradesh, is leading the Rashtriya Ekta Yatra, or campaign for national unity which started Jan 12.

    The march is to culminate on January 26 with the BJP's planned national flag hoisting at Srinagar's Lal Chowk, though the Jammu and Kashmir government has said this will not be allowed.

    "There are only a handful of weak people who are against this initiative. We should not let separatists dictate things to us. We have to ignore them. We are committed to pursuing our campaign peacefully and do not pose any threat to the law and order situation," he added.

    This yatra is expected to cross the border town of Lakhanpur in Jammu on January 24 and then it would head towards Srinagar.

    The Jammu and Kashmir government has expressed deep reservations about the BJP's flag hoisting plan, terming it a bid to inflame communal passions in the valley, and separatist leaders have also voiced their strong opposition to it.

    The 15-day yatra, which was flagged off by BJP president Nitin Gadkari in Kolkata on Jan 12, is expected to cover a distance of over 3,000 km and pass through 12 states.

    Thakur also accused the Jammu and Kashmir government of supporting separatists in the valley.

    "The Omar Abdullah government is not doing anything to bring back the land of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. They have adopted a very lenient attitude towards separatists and are the least concerned about their own people," said Thakur.

    He added, "They have given Rs.5 lakh each compensation to the accused in stone pelting, who had injured over 2,500 policemen."

    "They are providing a safe place for the activities of separatists and legally bringing terrorists to the valley. They are the biggest threat to Kashmir. If Kashmir is not safe, then it would be a threat to the whole country."

    Read more: Join us in Srinagar flag-hoisting: BJP to Omar - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...to-Omar/articleshow/7340682.cms#ixzz1Bkktbdqc
     
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  3. warriorextreme

    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    now we need permission to wave our flag in our own country..what a shameless congress government..
    flag must be hoisted in any case..
    JAI HIND!!
     
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    natarajan Senior Member Senior Member

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    poor thread,see even in dfi it is not getting attention
     
  5. S.A.T.A

    S.A.T.A Senior Member Senior Member

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    Omar should decide now whether he is with the separatist or the nationalist.
     
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    maomao Veteran Hunter of Maleecha Senior Member

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    I think even Giliani should Join in and show his patriotism (if he has any), this is the best opportunity for all Jihadi elements to fall in line! :D
     
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    DHARAMSALA: In an act of defiance against the J&K government, the BJP has decided to go ahead with its 'Ekta Yatra' and the plan to hoist Indian national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day.

    The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday announced that it would not allow the BJP's Ekta Yatra programme. The 6000-km Ekta Yatra (National Integration rally) is being led by BJP's youth wing "Bhajumyo" national president and Lok Sabha MP Anurag Thakur.

    Reacting to the J&K government's decision, Thakur said, "I have the constitutional right to unfurl the national flag in any part of my county." He added that the BJP was going ahead with its plans.

    The political rally would be entering Una, Himachal Pradesh on Saturday afternoon after it started from Kolkata (West Bengal) on January 12. The BJP rally travelled through Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and would culminate on January 26 with the unfurling of the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. About 15000 BJP workers from Himachal Pradesh are participating in this rally.

    Speaking to TOI, Anurag Thakur said that the Yatra began from Kolkata - the birth place of Jana Singh's founder Shyama Prasad Mukherjee who died in Jammu & Kashmir during 1953 agitation. He said the Yatra had received tremendous support and helped create awareness about Artice 370. The Article 370 gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir in the union of India. The BJP believes that the resolution to Kashmir conflict lies in revocation of J&K's special status and its complete integration with India.

    Coming down heavily on the Manmohan Singh-led UPA government, Thakur said, "It has lost the teeth and seems to have no vision and far-sightedness to resolve the vexed Kashmir problem. Rather than resolving the Kashmir problem, it is bowing to the diktats of the separatists."

    "The separatists' elements come to New Delhi and make anti-India statements but the centre government seems to be helpless in taking any action against them, added Thakur.

    Read more: BJP to go ahead with Ekta Yatra in Kashmir - The Times of India http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...Kashmir/articleshow/7340790.cms#ixzz1BlcrLHp2
     
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    This is a very bad precedent set by the Congress and the National Conference. This was the perfect time for Omar Abdullah to justify his position as the CM of the State and prove that the State Administration is capable of handling the situation in J&K. All in all, this was done in consultation with the Home Minister Mr. Chidambaram. I wonder if more States fall in line in the coming years and say no to hoisting of the Tri-Color. Not a good sign at all. I wish BJP all the best for this endeavour.
     
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    You are right Oracle, this is really bad precedent. God knows where such precedents will lead especially if the move by Omar succeeds.
     
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    well want to ask is any one care about the nation no we dont

    congress know every indian is like a big zero

    koon mar gaya hai hamara kya galat tha jo britsh ne raaj kiya hum par ab apne leader kar rahe hai
     
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    Are you sure? To me, its still foreign maal...
     
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    Everything which is bieng done or supported by the separatists is being supported by our honourable home minister Mr.P.Chidambaram and Sonia Gandhi. She was want's INDIA divided completely and they are also supporting communal riots between Hindus and Muslims. Time only can tell the answer to this. Very bad situation in INDIA. Congress is just a puppet of the west.
     
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    kya dil hindustani hai

    tell me

    do you think she can fell our feeling if yes then till now aam admi kaa haath us ki pocket main nahi hota
     
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    These are the words that we are talking about!

    Congress wants to play shitty religion politics in this as well to appease the radical separatists and make it look like it is the fault of Muslim community so that BJP and all can throw in religion attack and then it results in the same old rubbish Godhra 2002 and 1984 attacks etc BULLSHIT cycle all over again.

    Divide and Rule policy of Congress that it learnt from its real fathers: the British imperialists.
     
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    Just two questions to you guys,why they don't want BJP to raise our national flag and another one, is Indian flag will be hoisted by J&K government on republic day.
     
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    Politics is necessary for the development of a Country, but recent developments are not at all healthy. I wonder, who the real separatists are : Congress, NC or the separatists groups!

    True, that opposition in India always fish in troubled waters. This time the cause is just, even if the intentions are not. If Omar thinks otherwise, he should have led from the front in maintaining the law & order of Kashmir and not run to Delhi OR give statements such as hoisting the Flag will disrupt peace in the Valley. Why can't we hoist our National Flag inside our own Country? And how does hoisting it disrupt peace in the valley? This is the time he proved his worth as a CM. This is such a shame!
     
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    R-Day not to score political points, appeals PM

    With the Bharatiya Janata Party planning to hoist national flag in Srinagar on the Republic Day, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said parties should desist from scoring "political points" or "promoting divisive agendas" and peace should not be disturbed in the "sensitive" Jammu and Kashmir.

    ccasion to score political points, to embarrass state and local administrations, to create situations that could lead to entirely avoidable problems, or to promote divisive agendas."

    "It is my hope that all our citizens and political parties will heed this call and will do nothing that will disturb peace and harmony, or detract in any way from the dignity of Republic Day," Singh said in a statement.

    He said it was "all the more important to observe maximum restraint particularly in a sensitive state like Jammu and Kashmir."

    Though he did not name anybody, he was apparently referring to BJP's 'Ekta Yatra' which is planned to proceed to Srinagar to hoist the national tricolour at the historic Lal Chowk, because of which the government is apprehending trouble.

    The Jammu and Kashmir government has made it clear that it will not allow hoisting of the national flag by BJP on that day but the party is adamant on going ahead with the plan.

    Singh observed that over the years, the states have devised their own time-tested and publicly-accepted procedures for the Republic Day celebrations within a common national framework.

    "The significance and solemnity of the occasion demand that these continue to be followed. It is up to the states to ensure that public traditions are honoured and they would be well within their rights to insist upon puntilious adherence," he said, adding the government of India would support them in this endeavour.

    He reminded that the Republic Day was an occasion when citizens of India commemorate the proud Republic's founding. "It is a day that joins all Indians in a shared celebration of modern nationhood," PM Dr Singh added.

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    PM let down nation with flag hoisting message: BJP

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday night expressed "shock and disappointment" over Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement conveying his reservations against its plan to hoist the national flag in Srinagar on January 26, charging he has "let down the nation".

    "It is not only disappointing and shocking but the PM has let down the nation by making such a statement, which is unbelievable", BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.

    He said that instead of supporting a "nationalist" cause launched by the BJP youth wing, the PM has sadly preferred to disapprove of it.

    With BJP adamant on going ahead with its flag hoisting plan, the Prime Minister on Saturday asked parties to desist from scoring "political points" or "promoting divisive agendas" on the occasion of the Republic Day and peace should not be disturbed in the "sensitive" Jammu and Kashmir.

    In its reaction, BJP said "we would like to know from the PM whether the act of hoisting and saluting the national flag anywhere on Indian soil is anti-national. By voicing such an insensitive reaction, the PM is emboldening the separatists, which will make them celebrate."

    Rudy said BJP was more astonished that hoisting the flag is being equated by the PM as a scramble to score political points.

    "Is the PM hinting of reverting to the pre-1953 status (of Jammu and Kashmir)? It seems the PM has failed to recall that the youth who had commenced the yatra from birth place of Shyama Prasad Mukkherjee will travel across 8 states to reach Kashmir", the BJP leader said.

    Observing that the Republic Day is "a solemn occasion", the Prime Minister said "it is not an occasion to score political points, to embarrass state and local administrations, to create situations that could lead to entirely avoidable problems, or to promote divisive agendas."

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    /\/\/\ One more reason why people call Mr. MMS as the weakest PM ever, and Mr. MMS have to live with that.
     
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    Lets hoist our national flag at Lal chowk and whole country is invited for that. Even separatists are invited to hoist the flag.
     
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    Ahead of R-Day march, 6 BJP men held in Srinagar

    Six Bharatiya Janata Party activists were arrested by the Jammu and Kashmir police in Srinagar on Saturday, four days ahead of the proposed flag hoisting by the party in city centre Lal Chowk.

    The police said 'activists of a particular party were arrested here Saturday as they tried to violate the prohibitory orders already in place in the capital city'.

    The statement also said some posters were also recovered from the possession of the arrested persons.

    Sources in Srinagar said the BJP activists intended to paste the posters in the city centre Lal Chowk ahead of the flag hoisting ceremony.

    The state government has already announced that it will not allow the flag hoisting in the Lal Chowk neither would it allow the separatist pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front march.

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah chaired a high level meeting in the winter capital Jammu early this week to review the situation.

    The meeting decided "that no programme which has the potential of vitiating the peaceful atmosphere in the state will be allowed," according to an official statement.

    "The state government has directed the civil and police authorities to ensure that all measures are taken to ensure that the law and order in the state is not disturbed in the run up to the Republic Day celebration," the statement said.

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