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BJP to launch 'Jail Bharo' agitation from August 11

delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2008 19:11 IST

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Taking the campaign on Amarnath issue nation-wide, the BJP on Tuesday announced the launch of an all-India "jail bharo" agitation from August 11 in protest against the revocation of land allotment to Amarnath Shrine Board.

The saffron party will stage powerful protest programmes before Raj Bhawans in all state capitals through demonstrations, meetings and arrests. "This program will run constantly for three days in all states and union territories," BJP vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said in a press statement.

"The protest is being held against the shameful capitulation of the Central government before separatist elements on land allotment to Amarnath Shrine Board," he said.

He accused the Congress-led Central government of "nurturing evil designs of the forces who represent and lead separatism".

Though senior leaders of the party will take part in the agitation, chief ministers and ministers of BJP-NDA led states have been excluded from arrest programmes, he added.