Police Stops Mehbooba’s March To Parliament

New Delhi- Police prevented PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti from taking out a march to Parliament here on Wednesday to protest against an ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Jammu and Kashmir.

Accompanied by scores of party workers, Mehbooba planned to march from Railway Bhawan to Parliament, where she wanted to inform opposition parties about the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s “bulldozer policy”.

However, police detained the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, and took her and her party workers to Jantar Mantar. The protesters dispersed from Jantar Mantar.

“We had come to inform the public, opposition parties and members of the ruling BJP about the misery faced by the public at large in Jammu and Kashmir.

“If we can’t go to Parliament, I wonder where we should go then. Does the government want us to get our grievances redressed at the United Nations,” Mehbooba asked.

There is no rule of law that can be seen in Jammu and Kashmir and “we came all the way to Delhi to speak our hearts out. But it seems that here also the voice of the general public is muzzled,” she said.

Protest In Srinagar

The JK All Alliance Democratic Party held a demonstration here on Wednesday against an eviction drive launched by the Jammu and Kashmir administration to retrieve state land from encroachers.

Led by Rakib Ahmad, the protesters assembled near the Pratap Park on Residency Road, raising slogans against the Union Territory administration.

Terming the eviction drive “anti-people” and “anti-poor”, the protesters demanded that it be stopped immediately.

They tried to march towards the Lal Chowk but were stopped by police.

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