Dharamshala: Flags of the outlawed Khalistan movement with slogans written on the walls at the main gate of the Tapovan complex of HP Legislative Assembly here were noticed by early morning walkers on Sunday.
On being informed, the district administration swung into action and removed the flags and hurriedly whitewashed the wall writings.
District police superintendent Khushal Sharma said, “a case has been registered and we are investigating the matter. The flags have been removed from the Vidhan Sabha gate. Some miscreants did put them up late in the night.”
Giving more details Ms Shilpi Beakta, a sub-divisional magistrate said, “we received information about the incident at around 7.30 a.m. The police was called in and the flags have been removed. The walls have been painted again. It is an alert call for us. A case under HP Open Places Prevention of Disfigurement Act 1985 has been registered.”
Critical of the states security apparatus Sudhir Sharma, National Secretary of Congress took to twitter saying,” It is unfortunate that the flag of Khalistan at the entrance of the Dharamsala assembly and slogans are written on the walls, while the non working of CCTV and the absence of security personnel raises question marks on the administration and security agencies.”
धर्मशाला विधानसभा के प्रवेश द्वार पर ख़ालिस्तान के झंडे व दीवारों पर नारे लिखे जाना दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण है, वहीं पर ना CCTV का काम करना और ना ही सुरक्षाकर्मियों का होना प्रशाशन और सुरक्षा एजेंसियों पर भी सवालिया निशान उठाता है। pic.twitter.com/DoXrOL3h0Q
— sudhir sharma (@sudhirhp) May 8, 2022
Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience.
He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI.
In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.