Shiv Sena Dogra Front protests against Mehbooba Mufti's tricolor remark in Jammu; BJP demands arrest

Shiv Sena protests against Mehbooba Mufti’s ‘tricolour’ remark in J&K; BJP demands arrest

JAMMU: Dozens of Shiv Sena Dogra Front (SSDF) activists on Saturday (October 24) staged a protest right here towards PDP president Mehbooba Mufti for her remarks that she would solely maintain the tricolour when the flag of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir is restored. On the opposite hand, the Jammu and Kashmir BJP demanded the arrest of the PDP chief for her ‘seditious’ remarks.

Led by SSDF’s president Ashok Gupta, the protesters holding tricolour of their palms assembled at Rani Park and raised slogans towards the previous chief minister moreover setting ablaze her photos.

“We will not tolerate anti-national remarks of Kashmiri leaders like Mehbooba and Abdullah (National Conference president Farooq Abdullah). Prime Minister Narendra Modi should open the borders and send them to Pakistan and China as they have no place in India,” Gupta instructed reporters.

The BJP stated ‘no energy on earth’ can both hoist the state flag once more or restore Article 370 of the Constitution, which granted a particular standing to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.

In her first media interplay after her launch from 14-month detention in Srinagar on Friday, the PDP president stated she was not all for contesting elections or holding the nationwide tricolour until the constitutional modifications enforced on August 5 final 12 months had been rolled again.

In an act seen as defiance, the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was prominently positioned on a desk in entrance of the PDP president, together with that of her occasion, in the course of the press convention.

It was for the primary time that the PDP displayed the flag of the erstwhile state at a celebration perform or a presser.

“The national flag is our pride and honour and the prestige of our martyrs. We have among us Muslims who are proud of the tricolor,? Gupta said, adding that “we won’t enable anybody to harm our brotherhood”. He also demanded the resignation of the National Conference MPs and said “all those that are a part of the Gupkar declaration needs to be despatched to Pakistan and China”.

Mainstream political events in Kashmir, together with NC and PDP, shaped the People’s alliance for the Gupkar Declaration this month for restoration of the particular standing of the erstwhile state because it existed earlier than August 5 final 12 months and in addition to provoke a dialogue between all stakeholders on the problem.

“We will allow those in Jammu who are Indian by heart and conviction,” Gupta stated, declaring that the revocation of Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Constitution is everlasting.

(With company inputs)

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