VHP activists demand that the yatra must continue

Mangalore, Aug 26: Activists of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal staged a dharna in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Town Hall here on Monday against the arrest of VHP leaders by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government.

MB Puranik, regional working president, VHP said that the UP government and the Union government were preventing the VHP members from taking up the chaurasu kos yatra and demanded that the government must allow them to continue with the yatra.

VHP, Bajrang Dal activists stage dharna
He added that the Union government must pass a law for building Ram mandir at Ayodhya. "If the government did not allow Hindus to buil the mandir, then the VHP members would intensify its agitation," he said.

A memorandum has been submitted to the President of India through the Deputy Commissioner of Dakshin Kannada, Puranik said that preventing the yatra amounted to curbing the fundamental rights of the Hindus.

He also alleged that the UP administration was anti-democratic in nature and had insulted Hindus.

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