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Srinagar: Shiv Sena team trying to hoist tricolour detained

'They (Centre and BJP) are talking about raising the flag in PoK. I ask them to go and raise the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. They cannot even do that and they are talking about PoK,' ex J&K Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah had said recently.? Photograph: (Others)

WION Web Team Delhi, India Dec 06, 2017, 08.54 AM (IST)

Six Shive Sena activists were detained Wednesday in Kashmir as police stalled their bid to hoist a tricolour at the infamous Lal Chowk. 

As reported by PTI, a police officer told the agency about the movement of these activists. He said, "The Shiv Sena activists arrived at Ghanta Ghar (Clock Tower) in two vehicles and were taken into preventive custody as soon as they alighted."

The official added, "The detained activists were taken to the Police Station Kothibagh where they were released after completing legal formalities."

The Jammu unit of the Shiv Sena had sent a special team to hoist the national flag in Srinagar following National Conference president Farooq Abdullah's remarks on Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) last week.

"They (Centre and BJP) are talking about raising the flag in PoK. I ask them to go and raise the tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar. They cannot even do that and they are talking about PoK," Abdullah had said. 

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