PPFA Hails Flying Tri-Colour At JNU

By NJ Thakura

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.