Photos and videos of a woman holding a large poster with free Kashmir words written in bold letters in protest at the Gateway of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra, have gone viral. The posters have provoked outrage among BJP leaders and social media users and said how such separatist elements can be tolerated in the city. A video of the woman holding the free Kashmir poster and demanding the restoration of humanity in the Kashmir Valley led to a Mumbai protest on Monday night. According to police sources, there is a possibility of tension in the area after the dispute of free Kashmir posters hoisted on the Gateway of India on Monday evening.
Targeting the Maharashtra CM and his former aide Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis wrote on Twitter, “Is the protest exactly for that?” Why the slogan of free Kashmir? How can we tolerate such separatist elements in Mumbai? Free Kashmir slogans were raised by the Azadi gang. 2 km from CMO. Uddhav ji will you tolerate this free anti-Kashmir campaign under your nose? Kirit Somaiya of BJP said in a protest poster on Gateway of India, “I have lodged a complaint with the police, they have assured me of an inquiry.” Sangram Singh Nishandar, DCP (Zone 1) said on this, “We have taken serious note of the free Kashmir poster seen at the Gateway of India protest last night.” We are definitely investigating this.