Chandigarh: Ludhiana girl Jhanvi Behal, who vowed to hoist the Tricolour at Lal Chowk, on Sunday received dejection as she was stopped at the Srinagar airport. The police told the 15-year-old that she cannot step outside the airport as Section 144 was imposed in the city. The girl, who was dressed in a tricolour suit, was later sent back to Chandigarh on the same flight from Srinagar.
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 had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to allow all his MPs to hoist the national flag in their respective constituencies. He accepted my request and I am happy about that. Only a ‘best’ Prime Minister like him could have done that,” Bahal had told ANI.
“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.
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