Guntur: Andhra Pradesh's Guntur Police arrested Hindu Vahini members who were trying to hoist the tricolor at 'Jinnah Tower' on the occasion of Republic Day. After this incident, there is an atmosphere of tension in the entire area. In a video going viral on social media, members of the Hindu Vahini, who are carrying the tricolor in their hands, are seen by the police using force. These people are protesting by raising slogans of Bharat Mata Ki Jai and Vande Mataram. Police have beefed up security around the tower and put up barriers so that no one can enter there.
This is how police in Andhra's Guntur roughed up a man trying to hoist Indian flag at a circle named after Mohammad Ali Jinnah. They stopped him from unfurling the flag and detained him.
And shameless media is describing it as "ugly scene" created by "right-wing activists" pic.twitter.com/cuv53aa1Iq
— Swati Goel Sharma (@swati_gs) January 26, 2022
Netizens are quite outraged at not being allowed to hoist the national flag on Republic Day in their own country. Social media users have been questioning the police action against Indian citizens trying to hoist the national flag at 'Jinnah Tower' on the occasion of Republic Day. The question of social media users is that why there is still a tower and a circle in the name of Jinnah in India? The 'Jinnah Tower' on which Hindu Vahini activists were trying to hoist the tricolor flag in Guntur has been named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.
One story regarding its origin is that Jinnah's representative Liaquat Ali Khan visited Guntur before independence. During this, Khan was received by Lal Jan Basha, grandfather of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader SM Lal Jan Basha. It was he who built a tower in honor of the leader of this Muslim League, which is today known as 'Jinnah Tower'. The tower was erected on six pillars. At the same time, some people say that this tower has been allegedly installed on Mahatma Gandhi Road as a symbol of peace and harmony.