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Porbandar observes bandh over APMCC head`s indefinite strike

Last Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 23:51

Ahmedabad: Porbandar observed bandh in support of the indefinite hunger strike by a leader of a displaced Kashmiri Pandits body on Sunday.

The bandh was supported by the Porbandar District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, besides the Porbandar Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

All Parties` Migrants Coordination Committee (APMCC) chairman Vinod Pandit is on an indefinite fast at Porbandar since January 30 in support of the outfit`s demands which include dialogue with Pakistan for facilitating visits to Shardha Peeth Temple in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir.

"Porbandar observed a bandh today in support of APMCC chairman Vinod Pandit`s indefinite hunger strike, which entered the twelfth day today.

"The Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir government should consider our six-point charter of demands," APMCC national spokesperson Bharati told a news agency.

Other major demands of the outfit are establishment of a Shardha Peeth University in Jammu and Kashmir, passing of the pending Kashmir Temples and Shrines Bill by the J&K Assembly and a special employment package for non-migrant Hindus.

The bill seeks to set up a board to preserve temples and shrines.


First Published: Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 23:03

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