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India pained by 'insult to tricolour' on R-Day: Modi on farmer protests

Modi, in his monthly radio speech 'Mann Ki Baat', spoke about protesters hoisting flags at the Fort after hundreds of them deviated from agreed routes and breached the heart of Delhi

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Farmers hoist flags at the Red Fort during the Kisan Gantantra Parade amid the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in New Delhi | PTI photo

BS Web Team New Delhi
India was "deeply anguished" by the insult to the national flag on Republic Day last week, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, referring to farmers breaching the Red Fort in Delhi during protests against three agriculture laws.

Modi, in his monthly radio speech 'Mann Ki Baat', spoke about protesters hoisting flags at the Fort after hundreds of them deviated from agreed routes and breached the heart of Delhi. Farmers commandeered cranes and used ropes to tear down roadblocks miles from routes approved by the police, forcing the police in riot gear to fall back and let them pass during

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First Published: Jan 31 2021 | 11:37 AM IST

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