3 BJP workers from Kupwara detained for hoisting tricolour at clock tower, Lal Chowk
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police Monday detained three BJP workers from Kupwara who tried raise tricolour at Clock tower, Lal Chowk, Srinagar, this morning, officials said.
They told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that three BJP workers 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 KNO 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.
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—(KNO)