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Shiv Sena men detained, bid to hoist tricolour in Srinagar thwarted

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Eight activists were detained here on Wednesday after the Police thwarted their bid to hoist the National Flag at Lal Chowk in the city, an official said.

The activists arrived at Ghanta Ghar in two vehicles and were taken in preventive custody as soon as they alighted, a police official said.

While shouting slogans against President Farooq Abdullah, the activists said: "If Farooq Abdullah wants to come to power in he should shun speaking the language of the separatists."

The detained activists were taken to the Kothibagh Police Station where they were released after completing legal formalities, the official said.

The Jammu unit of the had sent a special team to hoist the tricolour in the heart of city following Farooq Abdullah's remarks on Pakistan-administered Kashmir last week.

"They (Centre and BJP) are talking about raising the flag in PoK. I ask them to go and raise the Tricolour at Lal Chowk in They cannot do even that and they are talking about PoK," Abdullah had said.

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh also warned the President to desist from issuing provocative statements.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 19:08 IST
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