SRINAGAR: Senior Hurriyat leader Shabir Ahmad Shah was on Friday booked under the unlawful activities act after his supporters raised Pakistani flags during a rally in Anatnag town.
The case was filed against Shah and others, hours after the DFP chairman led a large pro-freedom rally in the main town after the congregational Friday prayers.
We have filed a case FIR No. 147/2015, under sections 341, 121, 147, 120-B RPC and 13 ULA, a senior police official said.
Earlier, scores of youth in the rally, led by Shah, near Lal Chowk were seen waving Pakistani flags. The pictures of Shahs rally went viral on the social networking sites evoking debates.
The youth according to reports also burnt a tri colour besides a BJP flag during the rally.
Soon after the rally concluded, police immediately took Shabir Shah into custody at Khanabal, a spokesman of his Democratic Freedom Party said.
Earlier, while addressing the rally, Shah said that India has started a war against Kashmiris and reiterated that Kashmir was never a part of India. He said if Indias resistance movement against British was justified how it is not in Kashmir.
Lauding the role of Pakistan, Shah said the Islamic Republic despite being entangled in many hardships never stepped back from lending political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris at international level.
Shah was accompanied at the rally by Molvi Qazi Yasir and Enginear Farooq Ahmad Khan who was released after sixteen year jail term last year.
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