Jammu & Kashmir

Indian national flag falls off post during Republic Day of India function in Rajouri

Image Credit: Greater Kashmir.

Srinagar: On the Republic Day of India function, the Indian national flag fell off the post in a deeply embarrassing moment for the administration in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

The tricolor fell from the post and landed on the ground after the district magistrate Rajouri pulled the string at the police lines.

Last year in August, the tri-colour fell to the ground after BJP chief Amit Shah tried to unfurl it at the party headquarters in New Delhi.

However, the video of the incident made it to social media and was picked up by the opposition to target the BJP.

The Congress party’s official handle shared the video on Twitter and said, “Jo desh ka jhanda nahi sambhal sakte, woh desh kya sambhalenge (those who can’t handle the national flag, how will they run the country)”.

In a similar incident, the flag fell off the post during August 15 function in 2016 after then chief minister Mehbooba Mufti tried to unfurl it at Bakshi Stadium in Srinagar.


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