CM urges all citizens to unfurl Tricolour on Aug 15 to counter empty threat
Shimla | TNR
Tricolour should be unfurled at all the houses in Himachal Pradesh on August 15. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, while apprising the House about the pro-Khalistan group’s warning against the unfurling of the Tricolour, urged everyone in the state to counter this empty threat.
Informing the House about the threatening calls made by pro-Khalistan group supporter GS Pannu, the Chief Minister said that the security of all concerned was being reviewed.
CM acknowledges support
The Chief Minister while acknowledging the united front and support extended by all, said that his government would not buckle down to such empty threats.
He said that the Director-General of Police in the state is in touch with central law enforcement agencies concerned.
A case has already been registered by the Cyber police of CID in Shimla on July 31, he added.
High alert at entry points
CM Thakur told the House that checking has been intensified at all entry points of the state. Adequate security arrangements were being made for maintaining law and order on August 15, he added.
He disclosed that slogans like “long live Khalistan” and “Punjab referendum-2021” were found scribbled in Gurmukhi on a milestone in Toba on Anandpur Sahib-Shri Naina Devi Marg in Bilaspur district.
Congress to attend I-Day programmes
Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, Mukesh Agnihotri, told the House that Congress MLAs and all leaders will make it a point to attend all programmes on August 15.
He condemned the threats issued by the pro-Khalistan group and said that such elements would be dealt with strictly.
Walkout by Congress
Earlier, the Congress MLAs staged a walkout from the Assembly on the issue of the death of Mandi Lok Sabha MP Ramswaroop Sharma of BJP.
They said that the government has failed to clear the air about the real reasons behind the death of the MP even as the late MP’s sons have been demanding an investigation into his death.