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VHP warns J&K Governor of reducing Amarnath yatra period

Vishwa Hindu Parishad warned Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra against reducing the period of Amarnath Yatra and threatened to launch a nationwide agitation if he went ahead with his plan.

Updated: May 02, 2011, 00:16 AM IST

Shimla: Vishwa Hindu Parishad on Sunday warned
Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra against reducing the
period of Amarnath Yatra and threatened to launch a nationwide
agitation if he went ahead with his plan.

Addressing a press conference here, VHP spokesman
Surinder Jain claimed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was not in
favour of reducing the yatra, but Vohra was doing it at the
behest of PDP leaders Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and Mehbooba
Mufti.

Amarnath yatra after Kailash yatra is not only the most
important for Hindus from religious point of view, but it also
fosters national integration, Jain said.

He regretted that the governor has unilaterally taken the
decision to reduce the yatra by 15 days without consulting the
Hindu organisations.

Vohra, the VHP spokesman said, had earlier tried to hurt
the feeling of Hindus by surrendering the land given by the
court on the alternative route of yatra for Lungar.

He warned that the VHP would launch agitation to seek
Vohra`s resignation if he did not respond to the sentiments of
Hindus.

PTI