Three BJP Workers Detained While Trying To Hoist Tricolour At Clock Tower In Lal Chowk

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir police Monday detained three BJP leaders from Kupwara who tried raise tricolour at the k tower, Lal Chowk, Srinagar, this morning, officials said.

Quoting officials news agency KNO that three BJP leaders from the party’s  Kupwara unit reached Lal Chowk, near clock tower ( Ghanta Ghar) this morning that include party spokesman from Kupwara Mir Basharat, and two other leaders—Mir Ishfaq and Akhtar Khan.

Speaking to reporters ahead of their detention, BPJ spokesman for Kupwara, Mir Basharat said they came to  Lal Chowk to hoist Tricolour to send a message to members of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar declaration that only national flag will remain in Kashmir. “Today we came to celebrate the day when Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of accession with the Centre.

Police detained BJP workers at Lal Chowk on Monday. KL Image

Our message is for Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah and all other members of PAGD, that only tri colour will be unfurled in Kashmir,” he said.

Police, however, swung into action and detained all three BJP leaders. “They have been lodged in police station Kothibagh,” a police official said.


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