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BJP to observe nationwide 'Jail Bharo' programme from Aug 11-13

BJP to observe nationwide 'Jail Bharo' programme from Aug 11-13

Publication: Daily Excelsior
Date: August 5, 2008
URL: http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/web1/08aug05/news.htm#12

The BJP has planned a nationwide "Jail Bharo" programme from August 11 to 13 to protest the appeasement attitude of the authorities with their "total surrender" before separatist and fundamentalist elements by revoking the land allocated to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board(SASB) in the Kashmir valley.

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir Government did not mind insulting the faith, beliefs and sentiments of crores of people in the country but did not hesitate in surrendering before a handful of separatist and fundamentalist elements.

"The nation feels agitated and the BJP is only giving vent for the people to express their anguish by participating in peaceful "Jail Bharo" programme across the country and to express solidarity with the people of Jammu that the nation was with them," he said.

Mr Naqvi said it was atrocious on the part of the government to pander to the sentiments of separatist elements by cancelling the 100 acres of land allocated to SASB that too for creating temporary pilgrim infrastructure. It was strange that the protestors with a cause were treated as terrorists while separatists were treated as protestors by the government, he added.

He said the demonstrations and rallies would be held before Raj Bhavans across the state capitals and Union Territories of the country where prominent BJP leaders, MPs, MLAs and representatives of people both at the Central and state levels will court arrest.

There would be protests in prominent district towns also organised by the party.

Mr Naqvi the protests will take place even in BJP and NDA ruled states and the party had exempted Chief Ministers and Ministers from participating in the agitation. (UNI)

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