New Delhi, July 26: With Independence Day approaching, the Ministry of Home Affairs has instructed the security agencies to be extra vigilant about any flying objects. The MHA has also advised the agencies to shoot down such objects if they try and go near sensitive areas.
The Intelligence Bureau has also sounded an alert ahead of Independence Day and said that terror groups would look to strike in the national capital. Groups such as the Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Tayiba and Khalistan groups would look to carry out terror strikes in Delhi, an IB official told OneIndia.
New Delhi, July 24: The Union Home Ministry has issued guidelines to all States and Union Territories ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.
In its advisory, the MHA has directed States and UTs to avoid large congregations owing to the pandemic. The MHA also suggested that coronavirus warriors such as doctors be invited for the events in the respective States and UTs.
The people of Assam who are battling floods were not deterred when it came to Independence Day. Photographs of students saluting the National Flag despite the heavy floods have been shared extensively on the social media. The teachers in the schools of Assam sent out messages about how proud they were of the students who dared the floods and took part in the Independence Day celebrations. Here are a few pictures which show how Mother Nature’s fury did not deter the people of Assam on Independence Day.
The Chinese who decided to give the ceremonial Independence Day programme with India a skip attempted an incursion at Ladakh amidst the Doklam standoff. The Chinese made two bids on Independence Day, which were foiled by the alert and brave Indian soldiers.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received over 9,000 suggestions for his Independence Day speech. There are over 9,000 submissions made on the MyGov portal of the government as well as on the Narendra Modi App.
Why does Pakistan celebrate its Independence Day on August 14? In 1947, 15 August happened to be the Jummat-ul-Wida, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan, and Jinnah asked all Muslims across the world to come together at mosques and pray and seek His guidance to make Pakistan a great state.
In a fresh warning, Zakir Musa, has warned institutions in Kashmir against forcing girls from taking part in Independence Day celebrations. Musa who had broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen to form an outfit affiliated to the al-Qaeda said a principle of an educational institution was “forcing” girls to participate in the parade on August 15 celebrations on India’s Independence Day at Bakshi Stadium Srinagar.