Yasin Malik Manhandled In Ajmer

Yasin Malik Manhandled In Ajmer

11 February 2011
Times of India
Kshitiz Gaur

Ajmer: Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohd Yasin Malik was attacked and manhandled by members of the BJP Yuva Morcha here on Friday. Malik, visiting the holy town to pay obeisance at the mausoleum of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, however, did not sustained any grievous injuries. The administration has rushed reserve force to the area to deal with any eventuality and provided security to JKLF leader, district collector Manju Rajpal said. Around 11 am, members of the Morcha barged into the hotel where Malik was staying and attacked him, demanding that he leaves Ajmer immediately. According to eyewitnesses, Morcha activists broke down the door of his room and assaulted the leader. A slipper was thrown at him when he rushed out in the balcony. The protesters also blocked the Delhi Gate road for more than two hours. 'Yasin is a traitor and he does not respect the national flag. He came here to disturb the communal harmony,' said Neeraj Jain, state secretary of BJP youth organization and member of the party's national executive committee. 'We came to know that Yasin arrived on Wednesday but he slipped out of the city yesterday,' he added. Later, former BJP minister Vasudev Devnani and the party's district president Rasa Singh Rawat, along with their supporters, submitted a memorandum to the district collector demanding that Yasin should not be allowed here. 'He threatened BJP at the time of the party's Tiranga Rashtriya Ekta Yatra and is involved in activities against the nation. How could we welcome him here?' Devnai said. Policemen trying to control the mob, said the JKLF leader is leaving the town soon. Malik, unfazed by the incident, went to the dargah and prayed there for four hours. 'I do not want to comment anything as I came to worship in the dargah,' he told reporters. In the evening, Malik and his family members who were staying in the hotel were shifted to an undisclosed location.


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