Police today foiled AIP’s CM’s residence gheraw to protest against brutal murder of Ishtiyaq Chowdhry at the hands of a VDC terrorist. Hundreds of party workers started marching towards CMs residence this afternoon chanting slogans against VDC and Mufti regime. However, a heavy contingent of police stopped them after travelling some distance, however protestors had a sit-in and police used force to disperse the protestors and arrested Er Rasheed along with about one dozen supporters and lodged them in Kothi Bag police station. Traffic came to stand still for some time on the Gupkar road due to the protest on the Gupkar road. Talking to the media persons on the occasion Er Rasheed said that the goons have been given a free hand in the state to attack Muslims at their will. He said, “The least government can do is to disband the so called VDCs and set a neutral probe to investigate their atrocities. Government has no justification to allow these extra constitutional bodies who are working as civil army for Sung Parivaar.” Er Rasheed condemned the police action and said that in a Muslim dominated state, Muslims are not even not being allowed to mourn the innocents deaths and police had no justification to stop the peaceful AIP protesters from having a peaceful sit-in in front of Mufti’s residence who is directly responsible for all these killings and other episodes taking place in the state. Er Rasheed asked Mufti to take lessons from the history and should be prepared to same fate face the fate as Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiq met.
2015 Kashmir Despatch