Pune: People making entry to the MIT College venue in Pune, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched several developmental projects, were ordered to remove any black clothing.
They were told to take off their masks, socks and in some cases even shirts if they were black, possibly to prevent any protest, reported news agency PTI.
According to Pune police commissioner Amitabh Gupta, instructions were issued to not allow black flags on the campus.
“There must be some confusion as the instruction was about black flags and black pieces of cloth, not about clothing (itself),” Gupta was quoted as saying by the agency.
However, journalist Mangesh Phalle, who covered the event, said he was told to remove his black-coloured mask by those on security detail at the venue.
The Prime Minister was here on a day-long visit during which he launched a metro rail stretch, a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a gallery dedicated to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman and the golden jubilee celebrations of Symbiosis University, the agency reported.