In reaction to the Pulwama terror attack, the right-wing groups in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday stitched a 600 sqft Pakistan national flag and spread it on Delhi-Dehradun Road for vehicles, people, dogs to pass over it.
The groups were protesting against the 14 February Pulwama attack, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. The attack, claimed by Pakistan-backed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, has strained ties between the two neighbouring countries.
The right-wing groups have demanded the removal of Article 370, which gives an autonomous status to J-K, from the Constitution while raising anti-Pakistan slogans. With Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the groups said that votes will follow only after Article 370 was removed from the Constitution.
One of the activists said that “It is high time that the BJP-led Modi government thought of removing the special status to J&K, else we won’t vote for the party. With this act, we wanted to show our neighbouring country its status”.
This comes a day after the groups attacked the Basic Shiksha Adhikari’s (BSA) office over his social media post that allegedly questioned the timing of Pulwama attack.
In a similar incident, artist Vinod Panda on Tuesday painted national flag of Pakistan on a road in the marine drive area of Chhattisgarh’s Raipur to protest against Pulwama terrorist attack. Notably, there is a nationwide outrage against the mindless killings with people taking to the streets in different parts of the country to protest against it.