The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Ghulam Ahmad Mir, was detained by police on Tuesday along with many other party leaders during a protest in Rajouri district.
Quoting witnesses, KNO reported that Mir along with other party leaders and workers carried out a protest march against what they called ‘tax terrorism’ and rising fuel prices.
According to witnesses, the protest was held at district headquarters in which former cabinet minister Raman Bhalla, party’s chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, district president Shabir Khan and other party leaders and workers participated.
They said that protesters started their rally from Children’s Park and were scheduled to stage a sit-in at Gujjar Mandi. However, police personnel stopped the march at Dak Bungalow gate, resulting in a minor confrontation between protesters and cops.
Meanwhile, an official said that JKPCC chief GA Mir along with several party workers and leaders were detained and were shifted to Police Lines.
“We are on protest against tax terrorism and rising fuel prices but the government is trying to crush our voice with the help of police,” Mir said. (KNO)