'Jail Bharo' agitation tomorrow to support Amarnath issue: VHP

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New Delhi, Aug 20 (UNI) After the 'Bharat Bandh' and 'Chakka Jam', the VHP has called for a 'Jail Bharo Andolan' tomorrow to express solidarity with the Jammu people agitating for nearly 50 days to get back the land alloted to the Sri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

Addressing the media, VHP general secretary (Intl) Pravin Togadia said even after tomorrow if the government fails to meets its three demands a more vigorous and violent agitation would be undertaken.

''The 'jail bharo' drive would take place at 683 places all over the country, including six in Delhi, where nearly ten lakh people will court arrest to press for their demand to give back the alloted land, revert the 'yatra' arrangement to the shrine board and call back the Governor.'' Stressing that the 'issue' was religious and concerned the very honour of Hindus, the VHP leader said, ''No more shall the Jammu agitation be limited to Jammu alone. Now that the government refuses to acknowledge their peaceful and just demands we will carry the message to every corner of the country.'' Calling government's meek surrender before 'jehadi' forces in Kashmir as demoralising for the security forces, where IG (Srinagar) of the CRPF was stripped off his medal based on false rumours, Mr Togadia said the government was persecuting nationalists in Jammu who were waving the national flag on Independence Day while it remained silent on jehadi forces burning the national tricolour and waving Pakistani flags.

''Remaining silent to raising pro-Pakistan slogans in Kashmir, hoisting Pakistani flags and chasing of people from other states shows that the governmkent was quietly siding with the 'jehadis','' he added.

By spreading false stories about security forces having stoned ambulances, threatening media representatives for running 'against' stories and chasing away people from other parts of India were a ploy to see the Army and security forces away from Kashmir by the 'jehadi' forces, Mr Togadia alleged.

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