Ludhiana girl not allowed to unfurl Tricolour in Srinagar

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Chandigarh, Aug 14 (IANS) A 15-year-old girl from Ludhiana, who had vowed to hoist the Tricolour at Srinagar’s historic Lal Chowk, was turned back by security forces from the airport there on Sunday.

Jhanvi Behal, who landed at the Srinagar airport on Sunday with other people supporting her cause, was stopped at the airport itself after which she raised pro- India slogans.

Jhanvi, who was wearing a suit in tricolour for the occasion, said she was “disappointed” that she was not allowed to complete her mission of hoisting the Tricolour at the Lal Chowk in the heart of the Srinagar city.

She was put by the security agencies on the return flight and sent back. She was told that she cannot step outside the airport as curfew was imposed in the Valley.

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Jhanvi had earlier challenged Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar to a debate after the anti-India slogans on the JNU campus earlier this year.

At the border of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, Hindu leader Swami Chakrapani was stopped bby security agencies at the Madhopur barrier.

He was leading a group of people, carrying the Tricolour, saying that he will hoist it in Srinagar.



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