Activists of saffron parties stage protest

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 23:00

Rewari: Activists of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and Shiv Sena held a demonstration and burnt the effigy of Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra here on Sunday to protest curtailment of the Amarnath Yatra duration this year.
Addressing the protesters, district VHP chief Laxmi Narain said the duration of the Yatra has been "arbitrarily" reduced from 60 days to 39 days. This would deprive nearly five lakh pilgrims of Darshan,
he claimed.

Besides, he alleged that VHP activists were being intentionally targeted and implicated in false cases.

The demonstrators demanded restoration of the duration of the holy yatra to 60 days as well as withdrawal of cases slapped on VHP activists.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 23:00

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