BJP to launch three-day agitation on Amarnath row from Aug 11

August 7th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI  

Amarnath Shrine

New Delhi/ Jammu, Aug 7 (ANI): The BJP’’s Core Committee on Thursday decided to go ahead with a three-day agitation on the Amarnath land transfer issue from August 11.
Making it clear that they would settle for nothing less than the re-allotment of land to the Amarnath Shrine Board, the BJP accused the Centre of failing to broker peace over the Amarnath land row issue.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Vohra last night appointed a four-member committee for holding talks with the Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS) to find a solution for the ongoing Amarnath land transfer row.
The committee comprising former state chief secretary SS Bloeria, Vice-Chancellor of Jammu University Amitabh Mattoo, retired Judge of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice GD Sharma, and Chief Executive Officer of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) BB Vyas will make a fresh appeal to the agitating group to end the stalemate.
Earlier, the Sangarsh Samiti had refused Vohras proposal to hold direct talks with the shrine board.
Commenting on the fresh offer, the convener of SASS, Leela Karan Sharma, said that it would ascertain what the new committee would be offering to address the sentiments of the people in Jammu region.
Claiming that the Samiti was not against the dialogue process, Leela said that they would meet and discuss the fresh offer and the future course of action.
The BJP announcement came a day after an all-party meeting convened by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh had ended in New Delhi with a resolve not to recall the Governor and to send an all party team to assess the situation on ground, and the remedial action to be taken there of. (ANI)

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