Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday questioned why some youths were prevented from hoisting the national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar despite repealing most of the provisions of Article 370. In an editorial published in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, Shiv Sena asked what has changed in Jammu and Kashmir after neutralizing most of the provisions of Article 370. The party also said that “hindutva means nationalism”.
It is noteworthy that three youths who claimed to be BJP workers of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir were taken into custody on Monday when they tried to hoist the tricolor at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. The Shiv Sena mouthpiece wrote without naming actress Kangana Ranaut, “The fake masculine who called Mumbai as Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was provided security by the central government while the youth who were hoisting the tricolor in Kashmir took police with them . ” Saamana wrote, “The country wants to know why the youth cannot hoist the tricolor at Lal Chowk? It means that the situation in Kashmir has not improved.” The editorial said that the tricolor is hoisted in Mumbai, which means that it is ‘not Pakistan’. Also written, “The insult of the tricolor is where there is Pakistani interference.”
‘Saamana’ said without naming Kangna that the actress should express her displeasure for not hoisting the tricolor in Kashmir. It is mentioned that Kangana compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, on which a dispute arose. The editorial claimed that Farooq Abdullah, the former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, had asked for China’s help to restore Article 370 in the Union Territory.
‘Saamana’ also condemned PDP President Mehbooba Mufti’s statement regarding the national flag. The mouthpiece said, “This is treason.” It is noteworthy that the National Conference said on Monday that the party president had not made any such comment. The Shiv Sena claimed that almost a year after repealing most of the provisions of Article 370, there was no investment of one rupee in Kashmir and unemployed youth are once again taking up arms and confusing them with local leaders.