Three BJP leaders detained for hoisting tricolour at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk
BJP spokesman Mir Basharat said that this is a message to the Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration that only national flag will remain in Kashmir.
Srinagar, J&K —
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday morning detained three BJP leaders from Kupwara who tried to raise the national tricolour at Clock Tower in Srinagar city’s Lal Chowk area.
As per reports reaching here, three BJP leaders including party spokesman from Kupwara Mir Basharat, and two other leaders — Mir Ishfaq and Akhtar Khan from the party’s Kupwara unit reached Lal Chowk’s Clock Tower (Ghanta Ghar) this morning and tried to hoist tricolor flag.
BJP spokesman for Kupwara, Mir Basharat, while talking to reporters, said that they had come to Lal Chowk to hoist the tricolour and send a message to members of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar Declaration that only national flag will remain in Kashmir.
“We came here 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 tricolour will be unfurled in Kashmir,” he told the media persons.
The local Police, however, swung into action and detained all three leaders in Police Station Kothi Bagh in Srinagar. Watch the video to know more.