Srinagar: Six BJP activists were on Saturday
arrested for violating prohibitory orders, which are in force
in the city to foil the party`s plan of hoisting the national
flag at Lal Chowk on Republic Day.
"Police has arrested six persons, belonging to a
political party from Lal Chowk area, for violating prohibitory
orders, which were already put in place by the authorities," a
police spokesman said.
He said police has also confiscated some posters from the
They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, Showkat
Ahmad Mir, Waseem Hassan, Imtiyaz Shiekh, Manzoor Ahmad Bhat
and Hilal Ahmad Mir.
The BJP activists were pasting posters on the city walls
for publicising the culmination of the party`s Rashtriya
Ekta Yatra at Lal Chowk on January 26.
The posters had already appeared in Bemina and Tattoo
ground areas of the city but police prevented the activists
from pasting any more posters.
The posters carry the images of former Prime Minister
Atal Bihari Vajpayee and L K Advani among others.
The state government has already decided that it will
not allow the BJP activists to march to Srinagar as it could
lead to law and order problems.