Over 300 BJP activists court arrest in Jammu
Jammu, Mar 14: Over 300 BJP activists including senior leaders and MLAs today courted arrest as police foiled their aEuro˜Secretariat GheraoaEuro™ march in this winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
About 1,000 BJP workers led by State President Jugal Kishore Sharma this afternoon assembled outside the Press Club of Jammu amid anti-government slogans and marched towards the Civil Secretariat.
Carrying placards and banners, the protesters after covering the main bazaars reached Indira Chowk where the heavy deployment of police restricted their movement and did not allow them to proceed.
The demonstrators forcibly tried to move ahead following they clashed with the police.
District Administration has already imposed section 144 CrPC around the Legislative Assembly.
Despite being stopped from moving towards the Secretariat Complex, the activists made attempts to move ahead but police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse them.
The BJP activists including women jumped over the barricades and reached near the Legislative Assembly but they were court arrested.
Around two dozen activists also received injuries in the clashes and lathi-charge.
Over 300 protesters including locals MLAs were court arrested and shifted to the district police lines.
BJP had organised state-wide protests at all district and tehsil levels today against corruption, mis-governance in Jammu and Kashmir besides failure of National-Conference-Congress led government on all fronts.