Three people, who said they were BJP workers, were detained on Monday, 26 October, at the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, for trying to hoist a Tricolour at a historically significant clock tower, reported PTI, citing officials.
The clock tower or 'Ghanta Ghar' is situated at Lal Chowk in Kupwara.
The trio reportedly raised slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and for the BJP, and tried to hoist the Tricolour at the clock tower.
Before they were detained by the police, one of them said: “Tell this to Mehbooba Mufti, that I will hoist the flag in every part of Kashmir.”
Meanwhile, BJP workers also reportedly gathered outside the PDP office in Jammu to hoist the Tricolour over the Jammu and Kashmir’s state flag, according to Hindustan Times.
According to Scroll, two PDP leaders got embroiled in an argument with the men hoisting the flag, following which the police dispersed the group. The Tricolour was also reportedly removed by the police.
According to The Indian Express, police permitted them to hoist the national flag at the iron fence outside the PDP office.
The developments come after former CM Mehbooba Mufti, who was recently released from detention, where she had been since the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir, said that she will not unfurl the Tricolour until Jammu and Kashmir gets its erstwhile state flag again.
This remark of hers sparked protests outside the PDP office in Jammu, as well as attempts at unfurling the Tricolour at the clock tower in Kupwara.
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