The case of a saffron flag being taken down and torn by religious fanatics

Hindus unitedly reinstall the saffron flag removed by religious fanatics

Editorial Comment

  • Congratulations to the Hindus who organised themselves to reinstall the flag !

Kawardha (Chhattisgarh) – A video from Kawardha has surfaced Online where allegedly a group of religious fanatics can be seen uprooting a saffron-coloured flag and tearing it, leading to clashes and stone-pelting.

It is being said that both the groups wanted to install their religious flag at the Maa Karma Chowk which led to the clash.

A Hindu flag is always hoisted on this Chowk, however, religious fanatics installed their religious flag as well. In the video, one person is seen climbing the pole, uprooting the Hindu flag, tearing and insulting it. Violence erupted in the Kawardha city after this incident. Hindu organisations reported that the Police did not take any action against the violent fanatics; on the contrary, they suppressed the Hindus.

Hundreds of Hindus gathered in the city and hoisted the saffron flag at the same place. Hindus carried saffron flags and shouted slogans – ‘Jai Shri Ram’, ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, and the devotees offered prayers at the Maa Vindhyavasini Temple as a mark of protest. Hindus protested against the Congress Government in the State. They also protested by carrying saffron flags in front of the patrolling Police.

While the State raged with violence, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was in Lakhimpur in Uttar Pradesh to meet the families of farmers who had been affected by violence there. Local Hindus protested against it, saying that it is a political stunt.