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Reality of 'Free kashmir' poster that attracted political criticsim | Know details

Actually, students were protesting against the JNU violence in Mumbai at the Gateway of India, during which a girl started showing the poster of 'Free Kashmir' that attracted attention of many political leaders. Many leaders including BJP also opposed this kind of protest and many took to their twitter account to show their discontent.

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 7 Jan 2020 9:45 AM GMT

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Mumbai: Protests against the violence at Jawaharlal Nehru University have now taken another turn with 'Free Kashmir' placards being raised at Gateway of India, that sparked controversy.

Actually, students were protesting against the JNU violence in Mumbai at the Gateway of India, during which a girl started showing the poster of 'Free Kashmir' that attracted attention of many political leaders. Many leaders including BJP also opposed this kind of protest and many took to their twitter account to show their discontent.

As the video went viral, many questions aroused in the minds of people like who was that girl, and why did she connect the JNU dispute with Kashmir?

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Poster of 'free Kashmir' was waved at Gateway of India:

According to the information, the girl who waved the poster of 'Free Kashmir' is named 'Mehak Mirza'. She is from Mumbai. Mahek is a writer and writes short fictional stories. She also does open mic program, videos of which can easily be watch on social media.

Demonstration was held against JNU violence:

Seeing the poster controversy escalating, Mahak released a video on Instagram where she gave clarification on the matter. As per Mahak the 'Free Kashmir' poster was lying there at the Gate way of India where the protest was being demonstrated. She had raised the poster only because she convey a message about the restoration of internet and mobile service in Kashmir. She also said she is not from Kashmir but from Mumbai, and also that she is not part of any gang or political group.

Significantly, since the poster of 'Free Kashmir' appeared, the BJP targeted the newly elected CM Uddhav Thackeray. In fact, senior BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis questioned Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray whether he could tolerate the free Kashmir anti-India campaign? Whereas, Fadnavis tweeted the video with the poster of 'Free Kashmir' and wrote, 'What is this performance? Why are slogans of free Kashmir being raised? How can we tolerate such separatist elements in Mumbai? '

Criticizing the act heavenly, Bollywood veteran actor, Anupam Kher also took to his twitter account,

He tweeted, "Why is this poster being displayed in Mumbai to protest against violence in JNU?" What is its connection? Did any responsible person in this rally object to this poster? if not. Again I am sorry that this is not a student movement. It has a different purpose.

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