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NEW DELHI: Amidst the JNU row currently dominating the political discourse in the country, the Modi government has decided to take a significant step. At a conference chaired by the HRD Ministry on Thursday, a decision was taken to fly the national flag prominently at all central universities. The conference was attended by 46 Vice Chancellors of central universities.
The specific measurement of the flag was also decided. The flag will be hoisted on a 207-feet high mast, as per media reports. The decision is significant close on the heels of the controversy regarding the chanting of ‘anti-national’ slogans’ in JNU and Jadavpur University campuses. Many are looking at this decision as a mean to foster patriotic feeling among the students and the youth at large. The national flag at Delhi’s Connaught Place is also 207 feet high.
National flag to fly prominently and proudly at all central universities: Unanimous resolution adopted by VCs of central universities
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 18, 2016
The Modi govt and BJP has taken a strong stand regarding ‘anti-national’ slogans raised at JNU campus saying that such activities will not be tolerated. Currently, the JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar is in Tihar jail after being slapped with sedition charge.