The All India Shaheed Sukhdev Thapar Memorial Trust has announced that its members will march to Srinagar from Ludhiana (Punjab) and hoist the Indian tricolor in the Lal Chowk  on the independence Day on August 15.

This year is the 86th death anniversary of freedom fighter Sukhdev who was secretly hanged alongwith Bhagat Singh and Rajguru by the British on 23 March 1931.

Ashok Thapar, a descendent of Sukhdev, who is president of the Trust, said that Sukhdev, Bhagat Singh and Rajguru sacrificed their life for Independence of the country and as was the current situation, it was imperative to hoist the National Flag in Srinagar and show to everyone that Kashmir was an integral part of India.

The Trust takes care of the ancestral house of martyr Sukhdev Thapar in Noughara Mohalla of Ludhiana.

Thapar said that activists of BJP, Shiv Sena and local traders of Ludhiana will participate in the march to Srinagar.

Meanwhile, a group of media persons from Jharkhand were also reportedly on their way to Srinagar to hoist the National Flag in the Lal Chowk.

It is to be seen whether the Jammu and Kashmir government allows them to proceed to Srinagar to fly the tricolor.