Durbar Opening: Police foil legislator Rasheed’s secretariat gherao, dozens arrested

Defying strict police restrictions dozens of AIP workers led By AIP chief and MLA langate Er Rasheed today tried to gherao the Civil Secretariat here in Srinagar.

Protestors were holding placards, banners and black flags in their hands and were raising slogans against the use of continuous force against the students and general masses.

According to the statement, security forces used force to prevent protest march from moving to the secretariat.

Meanwhile, police arrested dozens AIP workers including Er. Rasheed, Inam-u-Nabi and Dr. Bari Nayak and lodged them at Shaheed Gunj and Raj Bagh Police stations.

While talking to media before being arrested Er. Rasheed said that New Secretariat has become the graveyard of aspirations of the majority community and every notorious move by New Delhi is disempowering the majority community.

 “To protect the unique identity of the state all non-state subject officers of all cedars have to be deputed back to the central services or their respective states”, He said.

 Er. Rasheed also lashed out at the government for banning Pakistani TB channels in the valley.

“Banning thirty-four TV channels just for the reason that most of them are preaching Islamic teachings is yet another proof that Indian is heading fast towards becoming a radical Hindu fascist state”, He told media before his detention.  

Er. Rasheed also condemned rude behaviour a Senior Police Officer with the journalist and added that security agencies are at war with the masses.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh had to face hard hitting slogans and huge embarrassment near Magharmal Bagh today when his cavalcade was gheraoed by hundreds of AIP protestors and prevented from entering civil secretariat, the statement said.

Before police could manage safe passage to Dy. CM he had to bear with huge plebiscite and anti-India slogans.

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