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High Court asks Agnivesh to file affidavit

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:23

Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High
Court has asked social activist Swami Agnivesh to file an
affidavit informing it if he had made any remarks regarding
the Amarnath yatra.

A case was registered against Agnivesh on May 23 this
year in Hansi sub-division in Haryana for allegedly terming
Amarnath Yatra a religious deception.

Agnivesh was earlier granted bail by the Punjab and
Haryana High Court.

On August 29, the court of Sub-Divisional Magistrate in
Hansi had issued non-bailable warrants against Agvinesh
following a petition filed by right-wing activist Parveen

During his trip to Jammu in May this year, Agnivesh had
allegedly said he did not understand those who go for the

"It is religious deception. I do not believe in this
type of religion," he had said.

The court here yesterday fixed December one for further
hearing in the case.


First Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 20:23

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