Inside Kashmir

Police prevents BJP workers from hoisting flag in Lal Chowk

Srinagar: Police on Monday foiled an attempt by few BJP workers of frontier district of Kupwara from hoisting the National Flag at Lal Chowk, nerve centre of summer capital, Srinagar.

On this day in 1947 Maharaja Hari Singh signed the instrument of Accession to join Union of India.

A high drama was witnessed this morning in the civil lines when a group of BJP workers suddenly emerged in the area with tri-colour when all shops and business establishments were closed.

Raising slogans “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” and “Kupwara unit of BJP Zindabad” were moving towards clock tower when police personnel deployed there swung into action. One of them was heard shouting, ”We will hoist Tri-colour in the entire Kashmir valley.”

Police pounced upon the BJP workers and stopped them from hoisting the flag and later put them into a private vehicle.

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