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BJP launches Save Doda campaign in Jammu

Written by: Staff

Jammu, June 7: The BJP activists courted arrests and staged dharnas as part of the nine-day 'Save Doda' campaign, which was launched today.

Launching the campaign, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said, ''the situation is getting serious in Jammu and Kashmir with a spurt in terrorist activities targetting minority Hindus.'' Various senior party leaders from across the country arrived here to participate in the campaign.

''Hindus are being targetted the same way as it was done in the Kashmir valley in 1990's. We want to reach out to the people at large and apprise them about the prevailing conditions in the state,'' he said.

We will continue to highlight our concerns even after the campaign was over, Mr Naidu added.

Alleging that neither the Centre nor the state government had any ''roadmap'' for the strife-torn state, the senior BJP leader said, even though an atmosphere of ''insecurity'' prevailed in the state the concept of ''demilitarisation'' was being discussed at ''the government level.'' He also criticised the UPA government for the hike in the prices of petrol and diesel and charged that the left parties were ''fooling'' the people by opposing the hike as they were a part of the ruling alliance.


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