BJP will not tolerate discrimination against Hindus: Advani

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (UNI) Reminding the people of the launch of the freedom struggle against the Britishers on this day in 1942, when Mahatma Gandhi had given a call of ''do or die'', the BJP today declared a war against the anti-Hindu political psyche.

When an all-party peace delegation headed by Home Minister Shivraj Patil was visiting Jammu and Kashmir to bring about normalcy, NDA's prime ministerial candidate and Leader of the Opposition Lal Krishan Advani, at the historic Ram Lila Ground here, justified the month-long violent agitation in Jammu for restoration of the 100 acre land allotted to the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board for the convenience of the pilgrims.

''The anti-Hindu mindset is behind Jammu violence,'' Mr Advani said, addressing a BJP Yuva Morcha rally, and assured the Jammu people of full BJP support in their struggle. He alleged that the land allotment order was revoked to please separatist elements.

Expressing his dismay over the argument that the land allotment to SASB for constructing temporary structures for pilgrims would change the demography of Kashmir, the BJP leader asked, ''What is the identity of Kashmir? Is it not a part and parcel of India? The argument is ridiculous. The fact is that the Congress-led UPA government has surrendered before the anti-national powers.'' Mr Advani accused the Congress for the mess over land issue, saying this party never cared for just demands of the Hindus and believed in appeasement of the Muslims.

Congratulating the people of Jammu, whom he described as nationalist, and were now out to ''do or die'' to save their honour, he said, ''to tolerate injustice is cowardice. It is not a struggle by Jammu people alone but by the people of the country.'' Jammu has been in turmoil for the last few days and the Hindus in other parts of the country are also agitated over the revocation of land allotment order. Amarnath is a pilgrim centre in Kashmir where pilgrims from all parts of the country visit every year. If arrangements were made for Muslims going for Haj, why such arrangements could not be extended to the Hindus visiting the Amarnath, he said.

Mr Advani said for Amarnath pilgrims, 100 acre land was not the question. ''It is not an issue between the Hindus and Muslims, but the question of our national identity and a fight against double standards,'' he added.

Observing that their fight was against the separatist mindset, the BJP leader recalled RSS ideologue Syama Prasad Mukerjee, who launched a broadside against two PMs, two flags and two legislatures in a country.

''Time has again come to wake up against this duality,'' he thundered and declared that the BJP would not allow it and ready to make any sacrifices.


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