NC workers raise ‘Azadi’ slogans in Poonch over Article 35A, case registered

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Over a dozen workers of National Conference were booked for allegedly raising ‘pro-Azadi’ slogans during a protest against Article 35A abrogation in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

“We have registered a case against over a dozen of National Conference Workers who raised ‘pro-Azadi’ slogans during a protest demonstration against the onslaughts of Article 35 A on Saturday on a call of NC MLA from Mendhar.

“We have taken the cognizance of the matter and have registered a case under FIR Number 145 /2018 under sections 120 B, 124 A at Police station Mendhar against the NC Workers,” said police.

They said that investigations have been launched to identify all the accused and law will take its course.

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In Mendhar town, the protest march was led by National Conference MLA, Javed Rana.

The MLA was himself leading the protest. When the protesters reached near Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, some activists of the party allegedly raised pro-Azadi slogans.