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'Free Kashmir' poster in Mumbai kicks up political storm

Source: ANI
January 07, 2020 11:16 IST

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said if anyone talks of "freedom of Kashmir from India" then it will not be tolerated.

His comment came when he was asked about the girl holding a ‘Free Kashmir’ poster at the Gateway of India in Mumbai during the protest against Jawaharlal Nehru University violence.

Raut told media, "If anyone talks of freedom of Kashmir from India then it will not be tolerated."

 

However, he clarified that the 'Free Kashmir' banner seen during the protest was against the restrictions on internet services, mobile services and other issues in the Valley.

"I read in a newspaper that those who held 'Free Kashmir' banner clarified that they want to be free of restrictions on internet services, mobile services and other issues," he asserted.

Sangramsingh Nishandar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 1), on Tuesday, said serious cognisance has been taken regarding the 'free Kashmir' poster seen in the protest against the violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University at the Gateway of India.

"We have taken serious cognisance of the 'free Kashmir' poster seen in the protest on Monday night at Gateway of India. Yes, we are definitely investigating it," the DCP said.

On Monday night, during the protest, a girl was seen holding the poster which read - "Free Kashmir."

The demonstrators were seen with several other placards with objectionable and abusive languages.

On Tuesday morning, Mumbai Police evicted those protesting at the Gateway of India and relocated them to Azad Maidan citing inconvenience to tourists and locals.


Edited by Roshneesh K'Maneck

Source: ANI
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