Repression tactics will not bring normalcy to Jammu: BJP

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New Delhi, Aug 3 (UNI) Expressing concern over the deteriorating situation in Jammu region caused by the government taking back the land allotted to Sri Amarnath Shrine Board, the BJP today said the government should realise that repression, as an instrument to bring back normalcy, would not work.

Stating that situation in Jammu even after the deployment of Army had not prevented the protestors showing up on the streets and blockading the traffic, BJP General Secretary Arun Jaitley who was among those detained in Jammu yesterday told newspersons that the people were anguished about the wrong decision to revoke the land allotted to the Shrine Board.

He said the situation had worsened today with the security forces attacking the media and the SMS circulation was banned by the authorities. The BJP had appealed to the people to keep the protests non-violent and things would not improve unless the authorities correct the mistake of revoking the land allotted for building temporary infrastructure for pilgrims.

He said the BJP units across the country had extended their support to the agitation to pressurise the J and K Administration to implement the decision of the State Cabinet allotting land for the Shrine Board.

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