Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police detained three BJP leaders from Kupwara who tried to raise Tricolour at Clock Tower in Lal Chowk Srinagar on Monday morning, officials said, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported.
Quoting officials, the report said that three BJP leaders from the party’s Kupwara unit reached Lal Chowk near Clock Tower ( Ghanta Ghar) this morning. They included party spokesman from Kupwara Mir Basharat and two other leaders — Mir Ishfaq and Akhtar Khan.
Speaking to KNO ahead of their detention, BJP 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 Tricolour 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