Once again Pakistan flag hosted in valley

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Embarrassment for the security forces, when a group of youth yesterday hosted a Pakistani flag on the top of the clock tower in Lal Chowk area of Srinagar. This is the not the first time when Pakistani, ISIS or Chinese flags were hosted in the valley but this time in the presence of security forces and in a broad day light, a group of youth managed to hosted a flag and escape from the area.
The people got surprised over the hoisting of Pakistani flag since the same has happened after a long period. The incident took place at a time when Kashmir is limping back to normalcy after more than five months of unrest. Waving of Pakistani flag along with the waving of flag of Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) has become a norm in downtown Srinagar on Fridays. Groups of agitated would appear in many areas of downtown Srinagar and display flags of Pakistan and ISIS on regular basis. The hoisting of Pakistani flag on the clock tower in the Lal Chowk areas is no less than important development.
During the summer agitation of 2010 some of the people went atop the clock tower and hoisted the Pakistani flag. The people who had hoisted the Pakistani flag were part of the procession led by chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. The incident took place on Eid day. In 1992 when militancy was its peak in Kashmir, present Prime Minister and senior Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi hoisted tri-colour at Ghanta Ghar along with some other BJP leaders including Murli Manohar Joshi. Joshi was the BJP President at that time and the hoisting of national flag took place on republic day. This marked the culmination of ‘Ekta Yatra’ launched by BJP at that time.
But this time, this happened in presence of Police personnel who were tanding there as a mute spectator they not even dare to stop these youth for hosting Pakistani flag in the chowk. This is a matter of concern. Authorities should act tough in this regard and constitute a team who probe the matter and moreover also suspended all those police personnel who were present at the time of this hosting incident. How a group of anti-nationalists hosting a Pakistani flag in the presence of police personnel. As per reports, around 60-70 persons riding motorcycles and driving cars appeared in the Lal Chowk area in the afternoon. Some persons among this group went atop the clock tower better known as Ghanta Ghar and hoisted Pakistani flag. The incident took place in middle of the day while the area was abuzz with activities. While the Lal Chowk was busy with activities a huge group of people especially youth appeared near the Ghanta Ghar area. The appearance of the group was not given any attention by the people first, but when some of the group members hoisted Pakistani flag everyone got attentive.
Reports said that some of the police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were posted in the area did not act against the people who hoisted the Pakistani flag. The inaction from the police and security forces personnel meant that the youth managed their escape from the place while riding the motorcycles. Nobody was arrested from the area while the incident took place.

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