a massive protest was held against the vandalizing of a graveyard by a Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) leader in Gandarbal district.
The BJP leader Ghulam Qadir, flanked by his guards, appeared in Kichpara village of Kangan and tried to forcibly make a path in the middle of a local graveyard. Qadir had also brought a JCB machine to create a pathway to his land through the graveyard.
The villagers strongly resented the move of the BJP leader and staged a massive protest. Chanting anti-BJP slogans, the protesters said they won’t allow the hooliganism and misuse of power by the BJP leader to grab the graveyard.
Fearing the situation to go out of hands, the BJP leader fled from the spot along with his guards.
Following strong resentment by the villagers against the BJP leader’s move, the police arrested him. SSP Ganderbal, Khalil Poswal in a media interview also confirmed that the BJP leader was trying to create a pathway for his plot through Kahcharai land.