BJP calls for Jammu bandh; burn effigy of Omar

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 19:32

Jammu: BJP on Tuesday called for a three-hour
bandh here on Saturday against Chief Minister Omar Abdullah`s
remarks on Jammu and Kashmir`s accession with India as the
party youth wing burnt the effigy of the CM for his approval
to the rehabilitation of militants, who want to return from
PoK.

"We have announced a complete bandh on November 27 for
three hours in the morning in protest against the statement of
Omar on the floor of J&K Assembly last month over accession of
J&K with India and also return and rehabilitation of the
militants in PoK," BJP state president Shamshir Singh Manhas
told reporters.
The `Chakka Jaam` would be from 8am to 11 am, he said.

Manhas said decision of the party to observe `Chakka
Jaam` been also taken to protest Omar Abdullah`s alleged
continued discrimination against Jammu region and for
avoiding fresh "delimitation" of constituencies.

Meanwhile, activists Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha burnt the
effigy of Abdullah and held demonstration against his amnesty
to militants who want to return form PoK.

Over 1300 BJYM activists took out a protest rally from
their Kachi Chawani BJP headquarters, raising anti-government
and anti-Omar slogans. They also clashed with Police, who
prevented them from moving ahead in view section 144 imposed
in and around Civil Secretariat in the city.
"It is another blunder (approval) by the so called
dynamic Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the first cabinet
meeting, attended by the Congress ministers also, in the
winter capital yesterday" BJP state spokesperson Nirmal Kamal
told reporters.

"Just a weak back DGP Kuldeep Khuda had admitted that
there are still 500 militants in the state. This means that
the number of militants operating in the state has not been
reduced... rehabilitation policy will increase militancy
related incidents despite the various safe-guards attached to
the rehabilitation policy", she argued.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 19:32

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