Khalistani flags were seen tied at the gate of Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Dharamsala. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur reacted sharply to the incident and called it ‘cowardly’, further adding that strict action would be taken against the culprits.
Condemning the incident, CM Jai Ram Thakur said, “There are CCTV cameras at the place, we are trying to capture their movements. I also want to urge the people of Himachal Pradesh to maintain peace. Of course we Strict action will be taken against the culprits. We will also review our border security system with other states and try to make it more robust.
CM Thakur also wrote on his Twitter, “I condemn the cowardly incident of raising Khalistan flags at the gate of Dharamshala assembly complex in the dark of night.” Regarding the security in the assembly, Thakur said, “This assembly has only winter session, so more security is needed during that time only. Taking advantage of this, this cowardly incident has been carried out, but we will not tolerate it. This incident will be investigated soon and strict action will be taken against the culprits.”
CM Jai Ram Thakur said in his tweet, “I want to tell those people that if you have the courage, then come out in the light of day and not in the dark of night.”
In an exclusive conversation with Republic TV regarding Khalistani flags outside the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly, BJP spokesperson RP Singh said, “There has been a surge in Khalistani elements in Punjab since the formation of the AAP government. It happened in Patiala, it happened in Malerkotla. In Karnal, the roots of Khalistanis were traced to Faizpur (Punjab). Now it happened in Himachal. So, there is an uproar after Bhagwant Mann and AAP formed the government in Punjab.
Earlier, RP Singh hit out at AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal over the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Bagga and said the Delhi CM was diverting people’s attention to avoid questions on the emergence of Khalistanis in Punjab after the Patiala violence.
Khalistani provocation outside Himachal Assembly
Earlier on Sunday, Republic TV accessed scenes from Dharamsala where Khalistan flags were seen tied from the gate of the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly. Sharing details of provocation by Khalistani elements, SP Kangra, Khushal Sharma told ANI, “It must have happened late tonight or early morning. We have removed Khalistan flags from the assembly gate. It could be an act of some tourists. It is Punjab. We are going to register a case today.”
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