BJP office bearers meeting on JK govt's U-turn on Amarnath issue

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New Delhi, Jun 30 (UNI) The BJP has convened a meeting of its office-bearers to review the recent Kashmir developments and formulate an action plan following the state government's ''U-turn'' on the issue of land allotment to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate L K Advani has asserted that the party would make Amarnath land allotment an election issue while BJP President Rajnath Singh announced that his party's protests would not be confined to Jammu and Kashmir.

Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said the state government had got a golden opportunity to provide a healing touch to the minority Hindu community in Kashmir which was feeling alienated after being driven out of the valley.

''Instead of building bridges between the people of the state and the rest of the country, J &K leaders were stoking the issue to polarise and mislead the peace loving people of the state,'' he alleged.

The protests in the state were undoubtedly orchestrated by the ''Masters of these separatists outfits'' from across the border, he said.

The Centre and the state government should not succumb to the machinations of anti-national and anti-Indian forces and all steps be taken to explain the facts of the matter to the people of Kashmir and ensure the safety and security of the Amarnath pilgrims, Mr Naqvi added.

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