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3 BJP leaders from Kupwara detained for hoisting tri-colour at clock tower, Lal Chowk

‘We wanted to celebrate acession day, give mesage to Mehbooba, Omar only national flag will remain in Kashmir.

Srinagar, Oct 26: Jammu and Kashmir police Monday detained three BJP leaders from Kupwara who tried raise tricolour at Clock tower, Lal Chowk, Srinagar, this morning, officials said.

They told news agency–KashmirNews Observer (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 KNO ahead of their detention, BJP spokesman for Kupwara, Mir Basharat said they came to Lal Chowk to hoist Tri colour to send a mesage to members of Peoples Alliance for Gupkar declaration that only national flag will remain in Kashmir. “Today we came to celeberate the day when Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of acession 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.

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