BJP mulls legal action against JK Govt
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New Delhi, Jan 27: Miffed at the “illegal detention” of its senior leaders during the Ekta Yatra, BJP today said it is mulling initiating legal action against the Jammu and Kashmir government on the issue.
“Section 144 Cr PC was used to extern three leaders. They were kept in illegal confinement at the Jammu airport for six hours. Then they were physically abducted and taken outside Jammu and Kashmir.
We are mulling over taking legal action against the state,” a senior BJP leader said.
Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and her Rajya Sabha counterpart Arun Jaitely were arrested by the state government when they tried to enter the state on Tuesday to proceed to Srinagar to hoist the national flag at Lal Chowk.
The principal opposition also questioned how prohibitory order could used to confine a person for carrying the national flag on Republic Day.
“The senior BJP leaders were in Jammu. Had they reached Srinagar, may be prohibitory orders could be taken against them. Why was Jammu declared a prohibitory zone?” the senior leader asked.
The party has also taken note of the fact that JKLF leader Yasin Malik and his supporters were “allowed to reach Lal Chowk” in Srinagar before their arrest while this was not done in the case of BJP leaders.
“This is nothing but psychological surrender to the separatists by the Jammu and Kashmir government and the Centre,” a senior BJP leader alleged.
The “hijack” of a train carrying BJP supporters from Maharashtra - which was stopped at Ahmednagar and sent back- has also angered the party, which had chartered the train for Rs 64 Lakh.
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