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Independent Kashmir MLA detained during solidarity march for Jammu Muslims

Thursday, August 9, 2018
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A legislator from north Kashmirr, Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairman Er Abdur Rasheed was detained on Thursday as police foiled his solidarity march for the Muslims of Jammu region.

Scores of AIP workers led by Er Abdur Rasheed,  an Independent MLA representing the Langate constituency in north Kashmir and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) Chairman, took out the march in Srinagar to express solidarity with Muslims of Jammu region who are feeling unsafe at the hands of Hindu extremist forces.

Calling the killing of Murfad Shah as a pre-planned murder, the protesters demanded safety for the Muslims of Jammu region. Murfad Shah was shot dead by Central Reserve Police Force personnel at the residence of Farooq Abdullah, in Jammu last week. The family members of Shah have been demanding registration of FIR against the CRPF men.

The march was also to support Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Indian constitution. As the protesters reached Press Enclave, Srinagar, police detained Er Rasheed along with his workers.