The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday organized “tiranga yatras” in the twin capitals of J&K to commemorate the Accession Day, when then Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession with India in 1947, as the day was also declared a holiday first time since the region was designated as a Union Territory (UT) last year.
A “tiranga yatra” was organised in Srinagar, where the BJP activists hoisted the tricolour on a cavalcade of cars and marched from Tagore Hall to the Boulevard around the Dal lake.
“The purpose of the ‘tiranga yatra’ is to send a message to those parties, especially [Peoples Democratic Party president] Mehbooba Mufti, who don’t accept the tricolour. These parties have been acting like a virus for the last 70 years and we will not allow their spread any more,” BJP leader Ali Muhammad Mir said.
INPUTS – The Hindu