Published On: Mon, Feb 15th, 2016

VHP to launch agitation against Jharkhand govt

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will launch a phase-wise agitation throughout Jharkhand against the State government’s alleged appeasement policy and anti-Hindu approach from Monday.

As part of the agitation, the VHP will take out a procession and burn the effigy of the government across the State on February 15, Arun Singh, president of VHP East Singhbhum committee, said.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Singh accused the Jharkhand Government of adopting an anti-Hindu approach by “failing to protect” the interest of the Hindu community and their religious places.

Over 10 VHP activists and leaders were jailed after they were booked under false cases during the last one year while several activists of Hindu organizations were subjected to oppressive measures by the government, he alleged.

Referring to the communal violence that had occurred at Mango in July last, the VHP leader said altogether eight cases were registered in connection with the violence.

Of the eight cases, seven were registered against VHP and other Hindu organizations while only one case against those who were responsible for the riots, he claimed.

He alleged that even the president of VHP, Chakradharpur (West Singhbhum district), Sardar Jagjit Singh alias Jaggi and three others were falsely booked and sent to jail following communal tension in the first week of January last, he claimed.

Mr.Singh expressed surprise over the arrest of Mr. Jaggi, who was not present when the brick-batting occurred between two community in Chakradharpur on January 4 last but was arrested and forwarded to jail, he lamented.

When his attention was drawn that the Jharkhand government had already enacted a law against cow slaughtering in the State, VHP leader said the government has framed the law but did not implement it as yet, which was resulting in cow slaughtering and smuggling from the State to other places.

“We have been protesting against the sState government since January 1 and had even staged dharna in front of the Raj Bhawan in Ranchi on February 8 demanding immediate release of VHP leaders implicated in false cases and sent to jail as well as unconditional withdrawal of cases against them”, he said.PTI


Source: The Hindu

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