But what is a flag march?
So far in 2010, ‘security’ forces have killed 32 innocent Kashmiris, sometimes not even in a protest. Far from investigating these killings and promising justice, India has banned protest in Kashmir, which is what curfew amounts to, and even the media is not allowed to function. Curfew passes have been canceled even for journalists – there were no newspapers this morning. 12 photojournalists have been beaten up. Newspapers have been BANNED!
The Delhi media reports that the army has been brought into Srinagar for an indefinite period, and that the army staged a flag march. However, what is a flag march? It can’t be a security measure to deal with terrorists because there is complete curfew. The army has been asked to strictly impose the curfew. People are dying because they are not allowed to go to hospitals. After killing 32 innocent people what does “maximum crackdown” by 1,700 Indian troops in Srinagar mean? And if not even a bird is allowed on the streets, who or what is the flag march for?
In that fateful year 1989, one Attar Chand published a book, Defence Modernisation, Secret Deals and Strategy of Nations – Part I. In the book he writes on page 108:
What is a flag march – its background, purpose and description? It is an ancient concept of the Kings who used their armies to suppress difficult law and order situations in their kingdoms. King Ashoka and rulers in Mughal and medieval periods in India are said to have used their armies to quell civil up-risings in their territories. This worldwide concept had been frequently used by the British, first against their own people during the Tudor period in the 15th century, and then more freedly, in their colonies to suppress revolts organised by natives against the British rule. During the struggle for independence in India, these marches were often conducted by the British Indian army. [source]
Some food for thought, there.