Ahmedabad teenager, Tanzeem Merani, wants to unfurl tiranga in Lal Chowk in Srinagar

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Tanzeem Merani, a 13-year-old girl from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, is determined to hoist the Indian tiranga in Lal Chowk in Srinagar on the independence day.

She was quoted by ANI, ” Kashmir hamara hissa hai, wahan jaane ke liye hume koi permission nahi chahiye, ye humara right hai (Kashmir is an integral part of India. I don’t need a permission to go there. This is our right.)”

Tanzeem’s father, Aamir Merani backed his daughter’s resolve saying that he will sit on a hunger strike if they were not allowed to unfurl the tiranga in Srinagar.

He said, “If we are not allowed to unfurl tricolour in Srinagar then we will sit on a hunger strike.”

Kashmir has been facing an unprecedented unrest following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. More than 50 people have died in clashes since the unrest began.

Prime Minister Modi, while breaking his silence a month after the incident, had invoked Kashmiriyat and Insaniyat while urging Kashmiri youth to stay away from violence.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached out to the people of turbulent Kashmirand indicated willingness to hold dialogue under the framework of ‘insaniyat (humanity), jamhuriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat’.

Breaking his silence on the over-a-month-long unrest which has claimed more than 55 lives, Modi said it was painful to see that innocent youngsters, who should be holding
laptops, book and cricket bats, have been given stones and appealed to them for maintaining peace and harmony in the “heaven” on earth.


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