SRINAGAR: Awami Itihad Party (AIP) Tuesday strongly condemned the brutal police action against its leader Er Rashid at Surenkoot Tuesday morning, terming the incident as moral defeat of RSS run police and civil administration.
Er Rashid was scheduled to continue his signature campaign in Poonch and Rajouri towns after getting overwhelming response in Mendhar and other places in Pir Panchal region.
A heavy contingent of police accompanied by Sub-divisional Magistrate and other officials entered the guest house at Surenkoot early this morning and asked Er Rashid and his colleagues to leave the place, AIP spokesperson said in a statement. Police also seized the banners carrying thousands of signatures signed in support of the campaign since yesterday. All the routes leading to Rajouri and Poonch were sealed with barbed wire and Er Rashid was deported through Mughal Road back to Kashmir Valley.
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