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VOTE: Will sporting the tricolour reinforce nationalism?

February 19, 2016 17:56 IST

Smriti Irani-led Human Resource Development ministry's direction to central universities to hoist the tricolour at their campuses has opened up a new chapter in ongoing patriotism debate.

The decision, taken to "symbolise a strong and united India" in the institutions of higher education, comes in the midst of raging row over the arrest of JNU students union president Kanhaiya Kumar on sedition charges for being present at an event on the campus where anti-India slogans were raised.

Tell us, dear readers, will sporting the tricolour reinforce nationalism?