Independent lawmaker, and Awami Ittihad Party (AIP) President, Er Rashid on Tuesday, held a protest against army for the closure of Pathribal case and alleged the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Congress President Sonia Gandhi that it was after their consent that army closed the case.
Marching from TRC crossing up to the Press colony in Lal Chowk, Er Rashid along with his considerable number of followers raised anti-India and pro-Afzal Guru Slogans all the way.
To the utter surprise of even police officials, Rashid raised slogans like, “Tum Kitnay Afzal Maro Gay, Har Ghar Say Afzal Niklay Ga.” (How many Afzal’s will you kill, Afzals will born in every house of Kashmir)
Rashid and his followers did not stop at this but continued resembling themselves with the separatists saying, “Bharat Teray Hathon Maen Who Lakeer Nahin Hay, Kashmir Teray Bap Ki Jagir Nahin Hay.”
Talking to media persons Rashid said, “Indian forces are killing Kashmiris and they are not being even asked about it and this is all because they (forces) are enjoying unlimited powers under AFSPA.”
He further said, “Today’s protest is against the closure of Pathribal case by army with the consent of the ruling National Conference and Congress.”
Rashid and his followers tried to march up to Ghanta Ghar, but a large contingent of police stopped them from moving forward. After a brief sit in, police swung into action and arrested Rashid along with his dozens of followers.