Police detain over 50 anti-UN women protestors in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 24 (UNI) Police detained more than 50 women protestors during anti-UN demonstrations here today.

Hundreds of Muslim Khawateen Markaz (MKM) activists, led by its head Yasmeen Raja, gathered at the Press Enclave to proceed towards the office of the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) at Gupkar Road here on the UN day.

The women activists protested against the alleged increasing human rights violations in the Valley and the ''failure'' of the United Nations to resolve the long-festering Kashmir issue during the past 60 years.

They also said the United Nations has failed to hold a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir as agreed to by India after the creation of Pakistan in 1947.

Raising, anti-UN, anti-India and pro-freedom slogans, the black-veiled women protestors marched through the busy Residency Road here, causing severe traffic disruption for nearly an hour.

The MKM activists clashed with police after they were stopped from approaching the UNMOGIP office here.

The police later arrested at least 50 women anti-UN protestors.


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