Srinagar: Police on Friday detained Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) secretary general Moulana Abdullah Tari along with dozens of his party activists when they were trying to march towards the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan(UNMOGIP) to submit a memorandum.
In a statement, a DFP spokesperson said the party was scheduled to submit a memorandum to the UNMOGIP office but were prevented by police to march ahead.
“As the United Nations is observing its foundation day on October 24, we had planned to submit a memorandum at the UNMOGIP office but the program was foiled by police and forces,” the spokesperson said.
He said due to the continuous house arrest of party chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah, the march was led by secretary general Moulana Abdullah Tari.
He said as soon as party activists led by Moulana Tari tried to take out a march from the party office in Sanat Nagar, a large contingent of police and CRPF personnel surrounded them and detained him along with scores of DFP workers including Assadullah, Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Yousuf and Muhammad Shafi.
According to spokesperson, Tari while addressing party members earlier reminded the world body to resolve the long-pending Kashmir issue at earliest.
In his address, DFP secretary general said: “On the UN’s foundation day tomorrow, we, as a suppressed nation, expect the world institution to resolve the long pending issue of Kashmir in order to put an end to political uncertainty in the South Asia. Due to lingering of this dispute, the cold war between India and Pakistan can give rise to a big war which will ultimately jeopardize the world peace.”