Virtually all police stations in the region, barring few, were converted by the women into the ‘temples’ holding ‘satsang’ and ‘kirtans’ singing ‘bhajans’ in praise of Lord Shiva chanting ‘Bum Bum Bhole’, “Aaj Hamein Yeh Kahna Hai, Jeena Hai Ya Marna Hai’, ‘Laathi Goli Khayenge, Zameen Waapis Layenge’, ‘Jammu Ki Naariyan, Aag Ki Chingariyan’, ‘Inqullab Zindabad’ and ‘Desh Kay Gadaron Ko, Jute Maaro Saalon Ko’. Seeing the surging crowds, police, at most of the places barring Gandhi Nagar and Kathua, made no attempt to confront the mob and voluntarily opened the gates to allow the protesters in. At some places, the police constables including women were also seen singing the ‘bhajans’. A number of women recorded their names in police stations, while offering themselves for court arrest, as Parvati wife of Shiv Shankar R/o Baltal.
SLOGANS MOSTLY USED IN PROTESTS
Kahan Chale Bhai Kahan Chale, Jail Chale Bhai Jail Chale’ Matar Shakti Kahaan Chali, Naari Shakti Kahaan Chali, Jail Chali Bhai Jail Chali’ and ‘Kashmiri Leadro Jammu Choro’ Bum Bum Bhole’, ‘NN Vohra Hai Hai’ and ‘Omar, Mehbooba Hai Hai’ besides ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai” Jaagi Thi Jhansi Ki Rani, Kat Parhi Par Haar Na Maani’, ‘Jaage The Hindu Mastane, Bhar Dhiya The Jail Khane, Jago Re Ek Baar Jago Jago Re’,”NOU NUMBER KI JUTIYAAN MEHBOOBA MUFTI KUTIYA”
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