India yesterday celebrated its 71st Independence Day with full vigour, colours and hope of improving with years to come. Celebrations were held across the country and many unfurling the national flag. But in Jammu and Kashmir, restrictions were imposed in several areas to maintain law and order after separatists called for a strike against the Independence Day celebrations. But interestingly, a Kashmiri Pandit woman chanted “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, repeatedly, on an empty street at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk.
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 16, 2017
Meanwhile, few hours before the video was shared by Suresh Raina with the caption, “#Kashmiripandit lady chanting “Bharat mata ki jai” in Srinagar on #IndependenceDay! She is a brave heart! Salute! #Peace #Love #Safety. In the video, the highlighted woman chanting “Bharat mata ki jai! Vande Mataram! Aaap bhi Bharat ke hain. Bharat mata ki jai bolna humara farzhain. (You are also from India, saying ‘Bharat Mata ki jai’ is our duty) Bharat mata ki jai”.
To note, Kashmiri Pandits have been a controversial part of the Jammu and Kashmir society as they were the original inhabitants of Kashmir Valley and are the only remaining Hindu community native to it.
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