Delhi-Lahore bus made to drive over Pakistani flag in Punjab

The protesters, who put the flag on the road, said they were showing anger against the army and government of Pakistan for supporting terrorist activities in India.

Published: 20th February 2019 07:25 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2019 07:25 PM   |  A+A-

India-Pakistan bus, Delhi-Lahore

A BSF soldier escorts the Pakistani Delhi-Lahore bus. (File photo| AFP photo)

By Online Desk

AMRITSAR: The cross-border bus 'Sada-e-Sarhad' of the Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation, which runs from Lahore to New Delhi and back was made to drive over the country's flag on a highway near Amritsar to show anger against the army and its government for supporting terrorist activities in India.

The protesters are from Amritsar's Idiot Club. "We held the protest, by putting the Pakistani flag on the road and making the Pakistan bus drive over it, to show solidarity with the CRPF troopers killed in the Pulwama terror attack (on February 14). We wanted to send a clear message to the Pakistan government not to mess with India," club president Rajinder Rikhi said.

The protest was only to convey a message to Pakistan and not to indulge in any violence, he added. Punjab Police officials and personnel were also present at the spot.

The Pakistani bus driver did not stop or slow down the vehicle even after seeing the flag. Several other security and private vehicles also drove over the flag.

The bus runs with a pilot and escort security along its 450-km long road journey in India. It passes through Punjab and Haryana before entering Delhi.

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