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Jammu: Protests against ‘burning’ of national flag after WT20 loss

Organisations have demanded “stern action” against a man who reportedly set the national flag on fire at the Government Dental College in Jammu after India lost the cricket World T20 semifinals.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2016 23:40 IST
(Representative image) A student reportedly set the national flag on fire at the Government Dental College in Jammu after India lost the cricket World T20 semifinals.
(Representative image) A student reportedly set the national flag on fire at the Government Dental College in Jammu after India lost the cricket World T20 semifinals.(AFP File Photo)

Political, social and religious organisations have demanded “stern action” against a man who reportedly set the national flag on fire at the Government Dental College in Jammu after India lost the semi-finals in the World T20 tournament.

BJP MLA from Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, visited the GDC and demanded that all “anti-national elements”, including the students who allegedly set the national flag on fire on Thursday be booked for sedition charges.

“No anti-national element or the force that disrespects the national flag must be spared. This student who has disrespected the national flag must be booked for sedition,” Raina said.

The state unit of Shiv Sena and Dogra Front held a protest march and demanded action against the accused for setting the national flag on fire.

The Jammu unit of Shri Ram Sena also held a protest demanding strict action against the accused.

The chairman of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP), Harsh Dev Singh, condemned the alleged burning of the tricolour and raising of pro-Pakistan slogans in GDC Jammu.

Singh said that the lockdown of the NIT campus in Srinagar was no solution in the ugly turn of events at the institution as a fallout of the T20 World Cup semifinal between India and West Indies.

He also sought strict action against all those who indulged in “anti-national” activities inside the campus.

He said that all those who raised pro-azadi slogans, celebrated India’s defeat in the T20 World cup, pelted stones on those raising pro-India slogans besides indulging in “India bashing” should be booked for sedition.