R-Day 2011: Govt pushes back BJP from Jammu

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Sushma Swaraj
Jammu, Jan 24: The decision of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) raised enough controversy and tension all around the nation, especially in sensitive Jammu Kashmir. On the top of that UPA government stopped senior BJP leaders at Jammu from entering in the state on Monday, Jan 24.

The government has taken enough steps to avert all kind of situation which can mar the state's peace that was gained after a five months struggle of stone-pelting protest.

Thousands of BJP supporters raised slogans against the government after Sushma Swaraj along with Arun Jaitley and Ananth Kumar were declined to enter in Jammu at the airport.

In their controversial decision, BJP decided to hoist the tiranga in Srinagar's Lal Chawk on the Republic Day on Jan 26, 2011 to establish a message that Kashmir is an integral part of India.

Mrs Swaraja stated in her Twitter account, "We have landed in Jammu. It appears they have locked the Terminal gates. Not being allowed to go out. They have served us an Order under S 144 CrPC. They want us to fly back. Initially they were not allowing us to deplane. Now we have come out. We are sitting at the tarmac."

Police took BJP state unit's vice president Sofi Mohammad Yousuf into preventive custody. The state government has decided to deploy around 100 additional companies of police and paramilitary forces to scuttle any attempts by the BJP to march towards Srinagar.

On the other side, one of the allies of BJP, Nitish Kumar led JD(U) also urged BJP to drop their plan to hoist tricolour in Srinagar on the Republic Day claiming the issue as "very sensitive."

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