New Delhi: Independent legislator Er Rasheed Monday said that Delhi police foiled his protest March of his Awami Itihaad Party (AIP) towards Prime Ministers residence by using force and arresting about a dozen protestors including Er Rashid.
The party said that Delhi police had given permission for the sit-in at Jantar Mantar after denying the same in front of Parliament House, but strangely minutes before the proposed march it withdrew the permission and imposed strict restriction on MLA.
However, the party decided to carry out the march from JK House Chanakyapuri to Prime Ministers House at 7 Race Course Road and dozens of human rights activists, students and people from various walks of life joined Er Rashid.
The protestors were carrying placards and were chanting slogan against State terrorism, use of pellet guns, continuous killings in Kashmir and seeking resolution of Kashmir dispute by holding a plebiscite.
The protestors started marching towards PMO but a heavy contingent of Delhi Police stopped their way by installing barricades.
Earlier speaking to media persons before his arrest Er Rasheed said, Let the people of India understand Kashmiris are not enemies of India. Seeking right to self determination doesnt mean that they should be killed with bullets and pellets.
He said the world community must stress upon India and Pakistan to give up their futile slogans of integral part and jugular vein and realize that it is Kashmiris who are bleeding in every nook and corner of Kashmir at the hands of Indian security forces, as such there is no option but to resolve issue keeping in view the aspirations of people of Jammu & Kashmir.
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