VHP activists court arrest in Alwar
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 21:08
  
Alwar/Bharatpur: Over 500 activists of VHP and other Hindu outfits on Thursday courted arrest after they were denied permission to hold a public meeting in Govindgarh town of Alwar district.

"Over 500 activists of VHP and other Hindu outfits courted arrest. Three roads which link Govindgarh to Alwar and Bharatpur were sealed to prevent them from entering the town," Alwar district collector Ashutosh said.

The permission for the meeting was not given as prohibitory orders were in place in the area, he said.

However, VHP members alleged that section 144 was imposed in the area to prevent them from holding the meeting, which they said was an attempt to build confidence among Hindus in the wake of the recent communal clash in Bharatpur that left 10 dead. "Our meeting was aimed at confidence building among those Hindu people of Mewat region who in the wake of the Bharatpur violence have moved from their houses to safer places...They are frightened and we want them to return to their own land," a state level VHP office bearer Narpat Singh said.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, September 29, 2011, 21:08


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