MUMBAI: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday requested why some youths have been prevented by police from hoisting the nationwide flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar regardless of the abrogation of Article 370.
An editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ additionally requested what has modified in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370, and mentioned “Hindutva means nationalism”.
Three individuals, claiming to be BJP employees from Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, have been on Monday detained whereas attempting to hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
“The ‘duplicate mardani’ who calls Mumbai PoK is given safety by the central authorities, whereas the youth who hoist the tricolour in Kashmir are taken away by police,” the Sena mouthpiece mentioned with out naming actress Kangana Ranaut.
“The nation desires to know why the youth couldn’t hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk? This implies Kashmir’s state of affairs hasn’t improved,” the editorial mentioned.
In Mumbai, the tricolour is hoisted and this implies “it isn’t Pakistan”, it mentioned, including that “the triclour is insulted the place there may be Pakistani interference”.
The actress ought to vent her anger on the tricolour not been allowed in Kashmir, it mentioned with out naming Ranaut.
Ranaut’s comment equating Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (Pok) had led to a furore, drawing the battle-lines between the Shiv Sena and her.
The editorial claimed former J&Okay CM Farooq Abdullah mentioned assist of China might be sought to revive Article 370 within the Union Territory, and it additionally criticised PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti over her feedback on the nationwide flag.
“That is sedition,” it mentioned.
The Nationwide Convention on Monday denied that its president Farooq Abdullah had made such a comment.
Mufti final week mentioned she was not keen on contesting elections or holding the tricolour until the constitutional modifications enforced on August 5 final yr have been rolled again.
The Sena editorial claimed that over a yr after the abrogation of Article 370, not a single rupee funding has come to Kashmir,unemployed youth are taking on arms once more and native leaders are deceptive them.