Samiti extends Jammu bandh till Aug 20

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Jammu, Aug 13 (UNI) In a bid to intensify the ongoing agitation, Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS) today extended the call for Jammu bandh till August 20.

''The agitation is being supported by all sections and to strengthen it, the Samiti has unanimously decided to extend the Jammu bandh call,'' Mr Leela Karan Sharma, Convenor, SAYSS told mediapersons at a press conference here.

He said besides extending the bandh call, the Samiti would also launch a ''Jail Bharo Andolan'' on August 18 in which at least one lakh people would be court arrested at their respective tehsil headquarters in the entire Jammu region.

Condemning the Kishtwar incident, the Convenor said, ''The separatist forces, despite applying all means, failed to communalise the land row in Jammu but some anti-national elements, however, managed a shameful act in Kishtwar.'' ''The administration is absolutely responsible for this gruesome incident, which supported the anti-national elements to communalise the issue,'' he said, asserting, ''Abdullahs and Muftis are accountable for the Amarnath land controversy and they have to face the consequences,'' he said.

'''Chalo Muzaffarabad' was a tactic to attract the attention of the Union government while the latter is also making all efforts to defuse the crisis,'' Mr Sharma asserted.

He added that there was no official invitation from the Centre for dialogues and if they received any, they would definitely visit New Delhi for talks.

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