Togadia, BJP MLAs arrested during Amarnath land row protest

August 21st, 2008 - 6:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Aug 21 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia and some Delhi BJP lawmakers were among hundreds of activists, arrested temporarily today for demanding the transfer of land to the Amarnath shrine. Togadia led over 1,000 activists in a protest march at Rajouri Garden in West Delhi today, a senior police official said. About 7,000 activists reportedly took part in the ”Jail Bharao” agitation, claimed VHP leader, Vinod Bansal.
Leader of Opposition in the Delhi Assembly, Jagdish Mukhi, MLAs O P Babbar, H S Balli and Avtar Singh Hit and five MCD councillors were among those arrested.
Some activists also courted arrest in Hauz Khaz, Paharganj, Ashok Vihar, Nand Nagri and Bhola Nath Nagar.
On Wednesday, Togadia said the Amarnath issue was now a national problem and was no more limited to Jammu and Kashmir.(ANI)

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