BJYM to move SC against Centre, J&K govt

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Patna, Jan 30 (PTI) Flaying the Centre and Prime MinisterManmohan Singh for deployment of force in J&K to foil its''Tiranga Yatra'', BJYM today said it would move Supreme Courtagainst insult to the national flag by that state''s police forallegedly snatching and tearing it at several places.

"We have decided to knock the door of the Supreme Courtseeking stern action against the Centre, J&K government andothers for allowing the national tricolour to be insultedduring our Tiranga Yatra," BJYM national general secretaryNitin Navin told reporters here.

The BJP youth wing petition will also include policeatrocities against its activities, burning of its woman cadreSheikh Hasina and the J&K police''s alleged use of force toprevent citizens from unfurling the national flag on RepublicDay, he said.

Criticising the Centre for arresting top BJP leadersduring their march to Srinagar ahead of Republic Day, Navinsaid the prime minister to explain whether it was justified toprevent a national from unfurling the national flag in one''sown country.

''''The Centre must atone for its actions aimed at foilingthe Tiranga Yatra and take strong measures against the copswho assaulted the BJYM workers and tore the national flagafter snatching it from their hands,'''' he said.

He said despite the clampdown by the local authoritiesBJP youth workers had succeeded in unfurling the national flagat several places in Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Republic Day. s.

''''BJYM workers also succeeded in arousing thenationalistic sentiment of the masses on the right to hoistthe national flag in the prevailing political situation inJammu and Kashmir,'''' he claimed.

The Yatra had also succeeded in apprising the country ofthe Centre''s soft handling of the law and order situation inJ&K at a time when it and the Omar Abdullah government wastrying to keep under wraps the volatile situation in thestate, Navin said.

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