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New Delhi: Ludhiana student Jhanvi Behal, who had dared to hoist national flag at Lal Chowk on Independence Day, has been prevented from unfurling the tricolour in Srinagar. She has returned to Chandigarh now.

Earlier, Jhanvi Behal had said that she would hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on August 15 because that is a place where the national flag was insulted.

“I would hoist the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on August 15 because that is a place where the national flag was insulted. I challenge all those, including the separatists and the Pakistanis, to stop me if they can,” she added.

The 15-year-old girl had also challenged Jamaat-ud-Dawa and Lashkar-e-Taiba leader Hafiz Saeed, saying that he must stop creating fear and divide among Kashmiris.

“I ask you (Saeed) to stop creating divide among Kashmiris, otherwise crores of other nationalists like me would stand against you,” she said.

Jhanvi, a student of DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, Ludhiana, is an active member of an NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation and was honoured on Republic Day for her contribution in many projects including Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

First Published | 14 August 2016 5:41 PM
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