Srinagar: Tension escalated in border district Rajouri on Tuesday as local Muslims took out a procession defying prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC and observed complete bandh to press their demand for arrest of all those who wrote Kalima Tayyaba from the holy Quran on a handmade ISIS flag and then burnt it in the town on Eid.
The police resorted to lathicharge on protestors at Gujjar Mandi Chowk in the afternoon. Vehicles in most parts of the district were off the road as protestors had raised blockades by burning tyres and holding dharnas at various places.
Some Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal activists had on Eid prepared an ISIS flag with a black piece of paper and written with chalk a Kalima Tayyaba carrying the name of Prophet and then burnt it. The Muslim leaders are objecting to the burning of handwritten Kalima Tayyaba along with the ISIS flag.