Police foil Er Rasheed’s UN march

Srinagar:  Heavy contingent of police and CRPF Thursday foiled AIP’s scheduled UN march by using force on the protestors, a party statement said.
AIP had planned a march from TRC ground near Zero Bridge to UN Office but heavy contingent of police were deployed around Zero Bridge and near UN Office besides barriers and barbed wire was laid around the road leading to UN Office Sonawar, to prevent the march.
Earlier during night hours, large contingent of police had cordoned Er Rasheed’s residence and nobody was allowed to enter or leave the house. However, as per the statement party workers and scores of protestors broke police cordon and got Rasheed and his colleagues out of police cordon.
Protestors were carrying banners and play-cards raising slogans (‘UN Wake Up – Wake Up’, ‘Long Live Plebiscite’ and ‘State Terrorism Down-Down’). However, police interrupted the march and used force to disburse it.
In the scuffle, the statement said four persons were injured including one Ghulam Mohammad Dar, who sustained critical injuries and was rushed to hospital after severe bleeding.

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