Delhi protests for Amarnath yatra
Why shrine board have Non hindus & why not yatra from 4th June, asks VHP
New Delhi, May 11, 2012. Hurt by regular reduction in shri Amar Nath
Yatra duration every year, angry hindus today raised their voice by
protesting at Jantar Mantar and burn effigy of J&K Governor shri NN
Bohra in New Delhi today. Addressing the large gathering, member
advisory board Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Ex MP shri B.L. Sharma
“Prem” said that till year 2009 yatra was for 60 days, in 2010 it
reduced to 55, in 2011 it was for 45 and now for 2012 it further
reduced to 39 days. Even if devotees are multiplying every year, board
is restricting duration of yatra. Current year pilgrimage is expected
to cross the figure of 8 Lakhs but as per the Governor’s plan half of
them would not have darshan because of safe ceiling of 10 Thousand
pilgrims per day. We will start yatra as per religious schedule i.e.
from Jyesth Poornima (June 4) at any cost, he sounded.
Addressing protestors carrying saffron flags, banners & play cards,
secretary general VHP Delhi shri Satyendra Mohan alleged that J&K
governor with the support of centre playing in the hands of separatist
groups to kill the yatra. State convener of Jammu Kashmir People’s
Forum shri Mahendra Mehta said that Amarnath yatra played an important
role in national unity and the GOI must promote it instead of putting
restrictions on it. State convener Bajrang Dal shri Shiv Kumar asked
that why boards 70% employees are muslims and some members of the of
shrine board are of non believers? Addressing the angry devotees, shri
Avinash Khanna, MP said board has no right to decide the yatra dates
but to facilitate it.
Protestors burning effigy of Governor shri NN Bohra and Bhole shankers
Tandav nriyta were the points of attraction in the demonstration. The
demonstration was also addressed by the VHP state president shri
Swadesh Pal, BJP spokesperson shri Tarun Vijay, Forum’s shri Ajay
Kaul, smt Nansi Kaul, shri Manoj Khandelwal etc.