While the rest of the country celebrates the 70th Independence Day, the security personnel in the valley have been ordered to keep a strict eye for any suspicious activities. In the center of Srinagar, a woman was filmed shouting ‘Vande Mataram‘ and ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai‘.
The woman, who appeared to be of Kashmiri origin, took to Lal Chowk in Srinagar and shouted slogans on Independence Day. A number of police personnel secured her as she pleaded fellow Indians to shout ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai‘ as well.
— Rohit Choudhary (@irohitchoudhary) August 15, 2017
The video was posted on a Twitter account and soon Twitteratti praised her for her patriotism and guts.
Clarification for her accent.
Her accent is that of a kashmiri!
Rats are holed up in a pit..
she is a daring bhartiya kashmiri sherni alone at Lal chowk👏
— Manna Kushwaha (@manna_kushwaha) August 15, 2017
Her identity was revealed.
— Saurabh Kapoor (@eyefai) August 15, 2017
Praising the lady for her patriotism.
But alone in such a desolate street – My country does not look like mine except a lone lady calling Bharat mata. @narendramodi shd comend it
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— Prof N.K.Singh (@PrfNKSingh) August 15, 2017
Calling her ‘one voice’.
One rose can be my garden .One voice can add more voices later in.Bharat mata kee jai
— dr lalit Saxena (@drlalitksaxena) August 15, 2017
Making the rest of the Indians proud.
Salute to this lady! Fantastic! सीना गर्व से फूल उठा! भारत माता की जय। 👏👊👊
— Ashish Tomar (@ashishtomar04) August 15, 2017
Since the dawn of Independence, the tension between India and Pakistan have nurtured militancy in Kashmir. The Hurriyat is allegedly supported by Pakistan which wants to ensure that the valley remains burning. Recently, several separatist leaders have been asking people to stop shouting “pro-India” slogans and demand for a separate Kashmir.