J&K: MLA Rashid evicted from pavement outside CM’s residence

The lawmaker was on a 48-hour sit in to protest against government decision to issue identity certificates to West Pakistan refugees living in Jammu and Kashmir.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:December 24, 2016 12:34 pm

Police on Saturday removed independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid from the pavement outside Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s official residence where the lawmaker was on a 48-hour sit in to protest against government decision to issue identity certificates to West Pakistan refugees living in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rashid along with his supporters, who spent the night under the open sky, was removed by a police team this morning, officials said.

Rashid and his supporters sat on the pavement outside Mehbooba’s Fairview residence on Gupkar road yesterday, the officials said. The MLA had yesterday warned the government against “bulldozing rights of people of state”.

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