The Awami Ithad Party (AIP) led by MLA Langate Er Rashid has condemned the use of force on AIP activists and Police and CRPF men foiling the party’s UN march.
An AIP spokesman in a statement here said,“AIP had planned a march from TRC ground near Zero Bridge to UN Office but heavy contingent of police were deployed around Zero Bridge and near UN Office besides barriers and barbed wire was laid around the road leading to UN Office Sonawar, to prevent the march. Earlier during night hours, large contingent of police had cordoned Er Rashid’s residence and nobody was allowed to enter or leave the house. However, party workers and scores of protestors broke police cordon and got Er Rashid and his colleagues out of police cordon. Protestors were carrying banners and play-cards raising slogans (‘UN Wake Up – Wake Up’, ‘Plebiscite long live long live’ and ‘State Terrorism down-down’). However, police interrupted the march and used force to disburse the mob. In the scuffle four persons were injured including one Ghulam Muhammad Dar, who was hit by butt of the riffle and sustained critical injuries and was rushed to hospital after severe bleeding.”