NEW DELHI: Indian government ordered universities to display national flag in campuses in the backdrop of JNU student union leader protests.
The government also ordered universities to install flag masts 207 feet tall as high as Statue of Liberty.
The government said “At a central place at every university, the national flag will be flown prominently and proudly.”
Education minister Smriti Irani held a meeting of 46 centrally funded universities and decided to display the flag.
Students are protesting in all over India against the arrest of Kanhaiya Kumar and demanding the expression of freedom.
Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested for sedition charges when JNU students held a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru convicted in 2001 parliament attacks.
Kanhaiya is imprisoned in Tahir jail the same where Afzal Guru was imprisoned for sedition charges.
Chairman of center for Media Studies in New Delhi N. Bhaskar Rao claimed that this is a phsycological warfare.
He said “The government decided that students are not patriotic enough and they will do something about it.”