Muzaffarnagar: In reaction to the Pulwama terror attack, right-wing groups in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar have stitched a 600-square feet Pakistani flag and spread it on the Delhi-Dehradun road for vehicles to run over.
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.
The right-wing groups also 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.
A local resident said, “Not only vehicles they also brought stray dogs to walk on the stretch.”
Meanwhile, Shiv Sena activist Lokesh Saini said, “We condemn Pakistan’s cowardly attack on Indian soldiers in South Kashmir’s Pulwama. With this act, we wanted to show our neighbouring country its status. It is also high time that the BJP-led Modi government thought of removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir (J-K), else we won’t vote for the party.”
On Tuesday, artist Vinod Panda 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.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that India blamed Islamabad for the terror attack without any evidence and that his country would retaliate if New Delhi launched an attack.
With several countries mounting pressure to act against terrorism, especially since Pakistan-based JeM claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack, Khan had said that he will take action and start a probe if India provided evidence of Islamabad’s involvement.