Amid JNU row, govt directs all central universities to hoist 207-feet-high​ Tricolour

The government on Thursday issued a statement that at a central place in all universities, which come under the purview of central government, Indian national flag will be flown.

Amid JNU row, govt directs all central universities to hoist 207-feet-high​ Tricolour

New Delhi: The government on Thursday issued a statement that at a central place in all universities, which come under the purview of central government, Indian national flag will be flown.

“All central universities to fly national flag on a 207 feet high mast on their campuses to signify "strong and united" India,” said HRD ministry.

Officials said that a "unanimous" decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of Vice Chancellors in Surajkund, which has been called by Human Resource Development Ministry led by Smriti Irani.

The resolution is applicable to JNU too as it is a central university, the officials said.

Sources said that the move has been taken to instill a "sense of unity and integrity" among students in institutions of higher education.

The decision to fly Tricolour in the universities' campus has come after 'anti-India' protests were allegedly carried out in Jawahar Lal University campus.

A group of students on Tuesday held an event on the JNU campus and allegedly shouted slogans against the government and the country over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in 2013.

The event occurred despite varsity administration having cancelled the permission following a complaint by ABVP members, who termed the activity as "anti-national".

Delhi Police had registered a case of sedition in connection with the event following complaints by BJP MP Maheish Girri and ABVP.

(With Agency inputs)

 

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