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Police detain 2 BJP activists near Lal Chowk

Two youths were today detained near the Lal Chowk in Srinagar as authorities have increased vigil around the area to prevent BJP's plan of flag hoisting.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2011 08:02 PM IST

Two youths were on Sunday detained near the Lal Chowk in Srinagar as authorities have increased vigil around the area to prevent BJP's plan of flag hoisting.

"We have detained two youths as they were moving in a suspicious manner near the Clock Tower in Lal Chowk," a police officer said.

Official sources said the two were BJP activists and carrying a flag for hoisting it on the Clock Tower. BJP activists might try to hoist the tricolour on the Clock Tower even before the Republic Day in view of the state government's decision not to allow the party to succeed in its plans, they said.

While the BJP state vice-president Sofi Yousuf was taken into preventive custody on Saturday night, six party activists were arrested on Saturday as they were found in breach of prohibitory orders in force in the city.

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