PPFA Hails Flying Tri-Colour At JNU
Guwahati: Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) has hailed the initiative to raise the national flag in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) premises prominently as it would help erasing the unwanted
impression about the prestigious institute in New Delhi that it had virtually turned into a hotbed for anti-India activities.
The northeast India based patriotic forum also expressed hope that all
other Indian Central Universities would fly the national tri-colour
with due dignities.
It may be mentioned that the vice-chancellors of all 46 Central
Universities had a meeting with the HRD minister Smriti Irani in the
national capital on 18 February 2016 and resolved that ‘the national
flag would be flown prominently and proudly on the campuses of Central
Universities to signify a strong and united India’ here after.
The proposal for hoisting the tri-colour atop a 207-feet pole was put
forward by Ms Irani and unanimously endorsed by all the attending
Central University vice-chancellors, said the media report adding that
the HRD minister also put forth the proposal for hoisting the national
flag first on the restive JNU campus.
Earlier the PPFA expressed shocks that a section of JNU students
intentionally indulged in anti-national activities terming the
execution of Afzal Guru on 9 February 2013 a ‘judicial killing’ and
resolving to fight dividing India into thousand parts till it’s
destruction is completed.
The participating JNU students organized the meeting on 9 February to
commemorate the execution of Guru, who was punished for his
involvement in 2001 Indian Parliament attack. The dreaded attack
resulted in the murder of nine brave Indians, after which Guru went
through an exhausted judicial process before his execution. The
students also organized another commemorative meeting next day at
Press Club of India in New Delhi, where too anti-India slogans were
The PPFA, in a statement issued by Rupam Barua, Nava Thakuria, Pramod
Kalita, Girindra Kumar Karji, Anup Sarma, Jagadindra Raychoudhury,
Tarali Chakraborty etc, also condemned the anti-national activities at
Jadavpur University in West Bengal and urged the concerned authorities
to take appropriate actions against the culprits.
Underlining the importance of elevating the tri-colour, the PPFA
argued that the national flag symbolizes the immense sacrifice made by
millions of known & unknown freedom fighters to make India an
independent nation and every responsible citizen should salute the
“It has been observed that separatist elements and a bunch of
so-called intellectuals of the country have long been opposing the
hoisting of tri-colour citing their grievances against the Union
government in New Delhi. They must understand that the national flag
does not belong to the government, rather it is owned by every Indian
national,” asserted the PPFA statement.