JAMMU, Aug 21: Activists of Mahila Congress today held demonstration against illegal detention of party leaders.
Activists shouted slogans against BJP led NDA Government at the Centre for stifling voice of opposition parties.
Mahila Congress expressed its anguish over illegal detention of PCC chief G.A Mir, Ravinder Sharma chief spokesperson of the party and . Indu Pawar president Pradesh Mahila Congress J&K State besides so many other senior leaders for the last 10 days without any reason.
They said that by placing leaders under house arrest, local authorities are indulging in gagging voice of opposition parties. They said that party leaders are never indulged in breaching peace so there is no reason to place them under house arrest.
They demanded immediate release of all the leaders who are under arrest because they have to seek permission for taking every step out of their homes.
Mahila Congress activists vowed that they were not going to be intimidated by the dictatorial attitude of the present dispensation. They further regretted that authorities have made mockery of democracy by not allowing main opposition party to continue its activities as a political party but Mahila Congress activists asserted that they were going to intensify campaign to save democracy in J&K.
Amid shouting of slogans against BJP Government at the Centre, Mahila Congress activists regretted that all democratic institutions have been bulldozed by the present regime.
Prominent among those who participated in the protest are: Bandhana Makhnotra, Suman Choudhary, Sushma Choudhary, Sunita Rajput, Reeta Kanojia, Amna Kalyan, Shree Devi, Kamla Devi, Seema Devi & others.