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BJP protests against China for grabbing land along LAC

Last Updated: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 17:47

Jammu: BJP activists held demonstrations
here against China in the wake of recent reports that it had
grabbed "substantial" area along the Line of Actual Control
(LAC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Over 200 activists of the party, led by its Jammu unit
chief Rajesh Gupta, took out a procession from state BJP
headquarters at Kachi Chawni to Parade Chowk.

However, when the police did not allow them to proceed
towards Parade Chowk and burn an effigy of the UPA government,
a scuffle took place in which two BJP activists were injured.

Former BJP President and MLA Ashok Khajuria said, "It is
a matter of serious concern that China has occupied
substantial chunk of land in Ladakh region of J&K."

The leader also accused the Centre of adopting
"non-serious attitude" towards these developments and alleged
that the government`s approach towards China was "soft".

An official report recently said that the area along LAC
with China has "shrunk" over a period of time and India has
lost "substantial" amount of land in the last two decades.

However, the army insists that no part of Indian land has
been lost to China and the "established" Line of Actual
Control is unchanged.


First Published: Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 17:47
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