Police uses canes to disperse PDP protesters

Police used canes to disperse an anti-government rally held by opposition Peoples Democratic Party Tuesday against price rise and alleged failure of the Omar Abdullah government on all fronts in Jammu and Kashmir.

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2011, 15:51 PM IST

Jammu: Police used canes to disperse an
anti-government rally held by opposition Peoples Democratic
Party Tuesday against price rise and alleged failure of the Omar
Abdullah government on all fronts in Jammu and Kashmir.

Over 1,000 activists of PDP led by Vice-President T S
Bajwa took out a rally from the party headquarters in
Gandhinagar and marched towards the city raising
anti-government slogans.

As they proceeded towards the city, the police blocked
their entry at Bikram Chowk leading to a clash with the
security personnel, a police spokesman said.

Police then used canes to disperse them, he said adding
there was no injury to anyone.

Lashing out at the Omar Abdullah government on the issue
of price rise and alleging failure on all fronts particularly
in security matters in the state, Bajwa told reporters that
the common man has been badly hit by inflation.

He described the two-year tenure of the present coalition
government as the "worst period" in the history of the state.

PTI