After the decision to hoist the tricolor flag in all central universities, Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has now decided to rope in the Indian Army to teach patriotism in the universities controlled by the government, a media report suggests.
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Irani believes this will “instil nationalism” among India’s youths.
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Earlier the HRD ministry directed all the 46 central universities to hoist the tricolour of a specific dimension at a particular height on campuses to make patriots out of students.
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All the central universities will fly the national flag on their campuses to signify a “strong India”, said a resolution adopted at a meeting of vice chancellors chaired by Irani last month.
It was decided that the first flag will be hoisted at the restive Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
The decision had also came following the row over Kanhaiya’s arrest on February 12 for allegedly raising anti-national slogans at the Afzal Guru event on February 9.
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In another development, Irani had wondered where else ‘Bharat mata’ would be hailed if not in India. Her remarks come in the wake of the “controversy” sparked by AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi’s remark over “bharat mata ki jai.”