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People thrash non-locals for trying to unfurl Indian flag in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

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Locals on Tuesday thrashed  a few  non-local youth belonging to right wing party Bharatiya Janata Party  after they tried to hoist the Indian  flag at Srinagar’s city centre, Ghanta Ghar.

It was not immediately known who the person was. Reports said as soon as the man tried to unfurl the flag, people present there stopped him. However, the police reached the spot and detained the person.

This is not the first time that such incident has taken place in Lal Chowk.

Last year also, around a dozen activists of rightwing Shiv Sena tried to hoist the tricolour at the clock tower, but were detained by the police.

In 1992, when militancy was at its peak in Kashmir, the then BJP president Murli Manohar Joshi, who was accompanied by some party colleagues, unfurled tricolor at the historic place on the occasion of Republic Day.

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