Over 200 BJP activists on Tiranga yatra held in city

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Srinagar—Over 200 activists of BJP’s youth wing, who were on a ‘Tiranga yatra’ to hoist the national flag at the Lal Chowk here, were detained as a precautionary measure, according to police.

Activists were taken to different police stations of the capital city, a police official said.

While some activists were detained last night, several others were taken into custody Tuesday morning from Abi Guzar here.

They were here to hoist the national flag at the Lal Chowk, the official said.

Sources said the activists were set free after the official function at Bakshi Stadium here concluded.

Meanwhile, former chief minister Omar Abdullah termed the detention of the activists as a “fixed match” by the government in which the BJP is a coalition partner.

“True definition of a fixed match. BJP government in J&K detains BJP office-bearers going out to hoist the National Flag,” he said in a tweet.

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