Pakistan flags at J&K rally, Shabir Shah detained

Democratic Freedom Party separatist leader was detained after his supporters waived Pakistani flags during a rally in Kashmir.

Srinagar | Published:May 30, 2015 2:15 am

Separatist leader and chairman of Jammu & Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Shabir Shah was detained by the police after his supporters waved Pakistani flags in south Kashmir’s Anantnag town.

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Soon after the Friday prayers ended, he started addressing a rally during which his supporters waved Pakistani flags and raised slogans. After the rally, Shah along with another party leader was detained by the police near Khanabal. Shah was taken to an undisclosed location.

Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had issued stern warning over raising Pakistani flags in the Valley. Last Friday, the J&K police registered a case after Pakistani flags were waived during a protest rally led by Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq.

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