Polarized opinions on social media after HRD resolution to hoist flags at Central Universities

Smriti Irani

New Delhi: The HRD ministry has passed a resolution stating that all Central Universities in India will fly the tricolor atop 207 feet tall flag mast “prominently and proudly” on their campuses to signify a “strong India”. Interestingly the very first flag will be hoisted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The resolution was adopted at a meeting chaired by the HRD minister yesterday.

The move did garner support and also drew sharp reactions from the opposition. The Congress party stated that Nationalism doesn’t mean hoisting the flag and or singing Vande Mataram. Rather it should be reflected in one’s belief in the constitution.

In keeping with the trend of the past week, the move to enforce nationalism polarized opinions on social media.